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 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:
- Pain/swelling in the joints (fingers/hands/wrists/knees)
- Chest pain when breathing
- Feeling generally ill or unwell
- Hair loss
- Mouth sores
- Light Sensitivity
- Skin rash (butterfly rash)
- Swollen lymph nodes
How ASTR Treats Symptoms of Lupus
Advanced Soft Tissue Release (abbreviated as ASTR) is a new specialty that is revolutionizing the way patients experience long-term pain relief. 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. Many patients experience relief from pain after their first treatment! Patients are also given customized exercise programs to help decrease inflammation and strengthen their muscles so that patients can return to normal activities. Learn how ASTR can help you or watch testimonial videos from patients who experienced pain relief through ASTR treatment.