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Lupus: Definition, Statistics, Symptoms & Treatment


What is Lupus?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system malfunctions and attacks the body’s normal, healthy tissue.  This causes inflammation, pain, and damage to occur in various parts and systems of the body. The joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, heart, and lungs are all vulnerable to being affected by lupus.

Lupus Statistics

Lupus affects nearly 1.5 million Americans, with more than 16,000 new cases being reported annually. There are four main types of lupus—systemic, discoid, drug-induced, and neonatal- and many other less common types as well. Periods of flare-ups are common where symptoms are worsened, and they are followed by periods of remission where symptoms are lessened. 

Symptoms of Lupus:

Symptoms vary from person to person, and vary during periods of flare-up and remission. Symptoms include: 

  1. Pain/swelling in the joints (fingers/hands/wrists/knees)
  2. Chest pain when breathing
  3. Fatigue
  4. Fever
  5. Feeling generally ill or unwell
  6. Hair loss
  7. Mouth sores
  8. Light Sensitivity
  9. Skin rash (butterfly rash)
  10. Swollen lymph nodes

Lupus Treatment

ASTR treats pain from lupus in a gentle, effective, and natural way by releasing scar tissue and fascia restriction in swollen/painful joints, which decreases pain and relieves other symptoms. ASTR treatment can be done at home for lupus patients.

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