Looking at Lupus – a chronic autoimmune disease – and Imsyser.
What is LUPUS?
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease characterised by unpleasant symptoms like fatigue, joint pain, fever and butterfly rash. This is an inflammatory disease, an auto Immune condition and for this very reason the Imsyser product range developed, to assist your body in managing these inflammatory conditions as part of a healthy lifestyle management.
Classic Treatments of Lupus
Treatment for lupus depends on your signs and symptoms. Determining whether your signs and symptoms should be treated and what medications to use requires a careful discussion of the benefits and risks with your doctor. As your signs and symptoms flare and subside, you and your doctor may find that you’ll need to change medications or dosages. The medications most commonly used to control lupus include:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Over-the-counter NSAIDs, such as naproxen sodium (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), may be used to treat pain, swelling and fever associated with lupus. Stronger NSAIDs are available by prescription. Side effects of NSAIDs include stomach bleeding, kidney problems and an increased risk of heart problems.
- Antimalarial drugs.
Medications commonly used to treat malaria, such as hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), also can help control lupus. Side effects can include stomach upset and, very rarely, damage to the retina of the eye.
Prednisone and other types of corticosteroids can counter the inflammation of lupus but often produce long-term side effects — including weight gain, easy bruising, thinning bones (osteoporosis), high blood pressure, diabetes and increased risk of infection. The risk of side effects increases with higher doses and longer term therapy.
Drugs that suppress the immune system may be helpful in serious cases of lupus. Examples include azathioprine (Imuran, Azasan), mycophenolate (CellCept), leflunomide (Arava) and methotrexate (Trexall). Potential side effects may include an increased risk of infection, liver damage, decreased fertility and an increased risk of cancer. A newer medication, belimumab (Benlysta), also reduces lupus symptoms in some people. Side effects include nausea, diarrhea and fever.
Alternative Treatments, Tests and diagnosis
As always take steps to care for your body if you have lupus. Simple good lifestyle adjustments are crucial to maintain minimal flare-ups and thereby control a relatively normal state of health affairs. Simple measures can help you prevent lupus flares and, should they occur, better cope with the signs and symptoms you experience:
- See your medical advisor regularly. Having regular check-ups instead of only seeing your doctor when your symptoms worsen may help your doctor prevent flare-ups, and can be useful in addressing routine health concerns, such as stress, diet and exercise that can be helpful in preventing lupus complications.
- Get adequate rest. People with lupus often experience persistent fatigue that’s different from normal tiredness and that isn’t necessarily relieved by rest. For that reason, it can be hard to judge when you need to slow down. Get plenty of sleep at night and naps or breaks during the day as needed.
- Be sun smart. Because ultraviolet light can trigger a flare, wear protective clothing — such as a hat, long-sleeved shirt and long pants — and use sunscreens with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 55 every time you go outside.
- Get regular exercise. Exercise can help you recover from a flare, reduce your risk of heart attack, help fight depression and promote general well-being.
- Don’t smoke. Smoking increases your risk of cardiovascular disease and can worsen the effects of lupus on your heart and blood vessels.
- Eat a healthy diet. A healthy diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Sometimes you may have dietary restrictions, especially if you have high blood pressure, kidney damage or gastrointestinal problems.
- Practice Temperance. Do unconditional forgiveness, establish and maintain Peace in your life.
Complementary and alternative treatments for lupus include:
- Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Supplements containing this hormone have been shown to reduce the dose of steroids needed to stabilize symptoms in some people who have lupus.
- Fish oil. Fish oil supplements contain omega-3 fatty acids that may be beneficial for people with lupus. Preliminary studies have found some promise, though more study is needed. Side effects of fish oil supplements can include nausea, belching and a fishy taste in the mouth.
- Vitamin D. There is some evidence to suggest that people with lupus may benefit from supplemental vitamin D.
Imsyser Immune System Stabiliser has proven with bio-feedback from our clients, itself very effective in assisting with Immune discrepancies and in so doing alleviating Lupus symptoms as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Imsyser Immune System Stabiliser Tablets
Support Immune functioning with this Auto-immune product that not only supplies all the necessary essentials to optimise Immune Health but also doing a gentle cellular detox to also rid the body of unnecessary waste and thereby ensuring GOOD HEALTH, NATURALLY. All our products 100% Natural good for the whole family all ages. 23 Essential Amino Acids, 11 Essential Vitamins and 11 Minerals as well as a supply of Omega 3,6 & 9 all in whole plant form for TOTAL absorption. Huge natural energy releases are one of the major benefits of this product.
All Imsyser Health Products are Nappi-coded and 100% Natural. For more on these totally unique products please visit www.imsyser.co.za, Call 086 010 3859 OR SIMPLY CLICK HERE: