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Lupus I decided to do my project on a disease called Lupus. I chose this subject because I thought that it would be an easy topic and interesting to learn about, seeing as how my mother has it. In this paper, I am going to tell you what Lupus is, the four types, the symptoms of it, what organs it affects, the causes, and its treatments. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms will more likely last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs. Normally our immune system produces…show more content…
These symptoms may come and go; different symptoms may appear at different times during the course of this disease. No two cases of Lupus are alike so people may experience different signs and symptoms. Here is a list of the most common symptoms of lupus for men and women; extreme fatigue, headaches, painful or swollen joints, fever, anemia, swelling, pain in the chest, sensitivity to sunlight, hair loss, and abnormal blood clotting. This disease affects the kidneys, lungs, central nervous system, blood vessels, blood, and the heart. By affecting the kidney, it may impair their ability to rid waste from their body. If the lungs are affected then chest pains may occur, especially while breathing. When the central nervous system is affected headaches, dizziness, memory disturbances, vision problems, seizures, strokes, and changes in behavior may appear. Depending on what part of the body is affected will determine the type of medical doctor you will need to see. Most people who have mild to moderate disease will be treated by a rheumatologist, who specializes in the diseases of joints and muscles. However, if your lupus causes kidney problems, you will also see a Nephrologist, a specialist in diseases of the renal system. If you have rashes or lesions, you will see a dermatologist, who specializes in diseases that affect the skin. Because lupus can cause damage to any part of the body, other specialists may be necessary. Such as a Cardiologist, who specializes in heart problems, or a Neurologist, who specializes in problems that affect the brain and nervous system, or a Perinatologist, who specializes in high-risk

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