Conventional Lupus treatment is focused on managing the symptoms of lupus rather than getting to the root cause.
For this reason, common SLE treatment relies on various medications to control the symptoms.
The reason for medications is to suppress the immune system. This is because when the immune system is at war with its own cells, the collateral damage is what causes the symptoms and often can lead to other autoimmune and/or often debilitating diseases.
The medications used to suppress the immune system is toxic and damaging to the body, but unfortunately, in acute Lupus flare, it’s the only way inflammation can be managed
Depending on severity and specific organs involved, Lupus treatment medications range from chemotherapeutic agents to corticosteroids and often Plaquenil (anti-malarial) is used to keep muscle and joint pain, rashes, and pericarditis, pleuritis, fatigue and fever under control.
The problem is that such medications they have very harsh side effects including hair loss, muscle atrophy, blood disorders increased susceptibility to infections, and cancer.
When sick, conventional Lupus treatment does a great job of keeping our disease under control.
However, it does not consider the Whole Body and its respective systems, rather, a patient is assessed in parts by various specialists.
Also, health and prevention by protecting one’s body is not considered at all.
Generally, lupus patients are under the care of a rheumatologist.
Depending on your organ or system involvement, a doctor who specializes in the specific organ will provide specific intervention.
For example a nephrologist for kidneys, and a dermatologist for skin.
A rheumatologist is an internist or pediatrician, who received further training in the diagnosis (detection) and treatment of musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases like SLE, Lupus, or Rheumatoid Arthritis.
But bodily systems are not actually separate, they work in synergy and balance.
When the homeostasis within the body is out of balance, then Dis-ease processes such as Lupus and/or other Autoimmune conditions manifest.
How is Lupus Treated?
Medications used to suppress immune system can often increase your risk for various cancer and cause secondary disease.
Key is to work on preventing dependency on such medications and begin helping your body to calibrate and find balance again.
Can Lupus be Cured?
Currently by conventional medical standards, it is an incurable disease. However, we at Lupus Rebel believe that Lupus is a reversible and manageable disease.
By promoting balance of our immune system, our holistic SLE treatments are helping our Lupus patients reverse Lupus disease symptoms successfully.
In 1998 when Dr. Connie was diagnosed, she was told that she may live 10 years.
Today, Lupus prognosis is much better than it used to be, however, incidence of Lupus or autoimmune conditions are on the rise.
It is clear that certain lifestyle factors such as stress, unhealthy diets, and lack of exercise, play a big role in the cause of Lupus.