Caught a virus and starting to experience severe headaches? If you start to have severe viral infection headaches, then you should check them out. It will be a good idea to ensure that your symptoms do not point to a case of meningitis. There are serious consequences from having meningitis.So what is meningitis all about? This is an infection in the membrane that surrounds your brain. Brain and spinal cord infections can be very dangerous because they cause inflammation, which places pressure on your nerves.

This will cause you to have a viral infection headache.Inflammation can also cause the following symptoms:* Fever* Severe headache* Feeling confusedSevere inflammation can cause these symptoms:* Brain damage * Stroke* Seizures * DeathA bacterial infection or virus causes meningitis. The body can usually fight and beat an infection. However, when the infection travels into the blood stream, it can then go into your brain and spinal cord fluid. It can then affect your nerves and move into the brain causing inflammation and swelling.

This can damage or kill nerve cells and cause bleeding in the brain. It can also cause you to have a viral infection headache.Brain swelling is very dangerous because the brain is a soft organ in a hard box (the skull). If the brain swells, there is nowhere for it to go, except against the walls of the skull. This is what causes the most damage.

There are several causes of meningitis.

These include
* Bacterial infection
* Viral infection
* Fungal infection
* A reaction to medications
* A reaction to medical treatments
* Lupus
* Some forms of cancer
* A trauma to the head or back

Bacterial meningitis is the worst type because it can kill you. It often begins as an upper respiratory tract infection. From there it travels through your blood vessels to your brain. Then it can block up your blood vessels inside your brain triggering a stroke and brain damage. Viral meningitis is the most common form.

Usually viruses that enter your body through your mouth before going to your brain and multiplying cause it. You can find these viruses in the mucus, saliva and feces.

Other viruses that may cause meningitis include:
* Chicken pox
* Flu
* Mumps
* HIV
* Genital herpes

Anyone can catch meningitis. This is especially true if your immune system is weak. Meningitis often begins like the flu does. You may get a rash.

The major symptoms include:
* Running a sudden fever
* A severe headache
* Stiff neck
* Dislike of light

Bacterial meningitis must be treated quickly. Severe bacterial meningitis will require intravenous antibiotics. On the other hand, antibiotics cannot be used to treat viral meningitis because they do not kill viruses. Whether you are having bacterial or viral meningitis, what would be best for yourself is to get plenty of rest and give your body a break. In the meantime, drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins and go easy on your diet.

Do follow the recommendations by your doctor during this period. Your viral infection headache and other symptoms will start to subside as your body recovers.

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10 thoughts on “Cause Of Lupus Disease

  1. Jenintn

    What are the odds of a child getting Lupus if a parent has it?
    My mother has Lupus, and I am worried about it. Can anyone tell me the odds or likelihood of a child of a Lupus patient having the disease? I’ve been to several sites but didn’t find an answer to this ?

  2. Lisa

    What are the odds of a parents passing Lupus onto their children?
    My Fiance has lups and we wanted to find out the odds of our children getting Lupus if we start a family

    1. mgunnycappo

      Lupus has not been proved to be a hereditary disease. It is believed that Lupus has both genetic and environmental factors associated with it. Statistics show that people who have Lupus only have a very (and I mean tiny) small increase in Lupus within the family. Most researchers attribute this to the fact that people with Lupus tend to recognize the illness in others and therefore take their loved ones to get checked out…increasing the chances of a diagnosis.

      In reality you don’t have any greater chance of passing this on to your children then the normal population.

      One side note…pregnancy with Lupus is a very challenging proposition. All Lupus pregnancies are considered ‘high risk’. You have about 50-75% higher chance of an early delivery. Pregnancy can cause Lupus flares and it can be difficult to treat while pregnant due to the fact that many medications are contra indicated during pregnancy.

      Lastly you’ll want your fiance to make sure she doesn’t have antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). A secondary disease that affects about 50% of people with Systemic Lupus. This disease is a clotting disease which poses a huge risk to both mother and child.

      People with APS are advised against pregnancy and are steered towards adoption or surrogacy.

  3. bp

    Can stress cause lupus to come out of remission?
    I am not familiar with lupus, so I don’t even know whether lupus goes into/comes out of remission.

    Thanks for your input!

    1. bily7001

      I did not know lupus had a treatment, I just find out. But it still is a chronic illness and it has periods of remissions and periods of flare (activity)

      Stress is very bad to our health. Stress may induce many diseases into active state or even produce new ones (most common ulcer)

      hm… lupus can be induced by drugs.

  4. themoon

    What are simple diseases that I can do a LONG research project on?
    I’m a HS 10th grader and I am assigned to pick ONE of any diseases known and to do a very extensive research essay (APA style). We get to pick any disease first come first serve, so please give me a list of diseases that I can do my research on and I can find a lot of information over and of coarse something simple and easy! The essay isn’t due til April but I need to pick it now!

    1. Christine

      Well obviously you could do LOOOONG papers on cancer..

      How bout Progeria?
      It’s that disease where kids that are like 6 years old look like they are 90… explain possible causes, theories, treatment, cases, prognosis, etc

      or dwarfism, and then you could explore the different kinds and make it long..

      Asperger’s syndrome or Autism…

      Lupus..

      Hansen’s disease could be interesting.. (formerly known as Leprosy)

      do something weird, so it’s not as boring for you to have to write it 🙂

  5. MaluLanix0x

    What is the difference between Lupus affecting the nervous system and MS?
    What symptoms are different for each? How are they different and how are they the same? How common is it to have Lupus (SLE) and a neurological disorder such as MS?

    1. Linda R

      Both lupus and multiple sclerosis are autoimmune disease in which the immune system goes haywire and attacks healthy parts of the self.

      In multiple sclerosis, the immune system destroys the myelin sheath or fatty covering of the nerves. This can result in loss of transmission of signals.

      In lupus, neurological symptoms can include things like seizures and neuropathy, or nerve pain. The mechanism by which lupus causes these things is not the same as in MS.

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