Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and starts attacking your healthy and normal tissues. It is a chronic disease which mean that its symptoms last longer than 6 weeks and in some cases for many years. The signs of this disease include swelling, skin problems, damage to joints and problems related to kidneys, lungs, and heart. Lupus is complex that is why some people call lupus as “The disease of 1,000 faces”.
Our immune system produces antibodies to protect our body from foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses. In lupus, the immune system becomes unable to differentiate between those foreign invaders and body own cells and as a result, it produces autoantibodies, which attack the body’s healthy cells.
In the United States, every year around 16,000 new cases of lupus is reported. According to the lupus foundation of America, up to 1.5 million individuals are living with this condition. The foundation says that Lupus affects women more than men and it appears more commonly at the age of 15-45 years. In 2015, this disease gained public attention after the singer Selena Gomez diagnosed in her late teens, with this condition. It is not contagious that is why it cannot transmit sexually or by other ways to another person. Some patients lead a normal life and some lead a very disturb life. There is no proper cause of this disease, researchers believed that it is a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Reactions of some medicines, infections, and stress can also cause lupus.
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Lupus can occur at any stage of life, therefore, early diagnosis and proper treatment are important to lead a healthy life. Medication helps you to manage lupus and its symptoms. We are recommending some home remedies that will help you to deal with lupus.
Listed below are 8 most effective home remedies for lupus:
Turmeric contains active component curcumin, which is very effective for treating autoimmune disorders like lupus. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties which aid the lupus patients and improves the disease activity in lupus patients.
You can add the whole turmeric in your daily diet. Turmeric milk is very effective for this condition. Try to take Luke warm milk in the night with one teaspoon of turmeric in it. Consult your physician before using turmeric in your daily routine.