The moringa oleifera tree is now considered by many as a miracle tree for its medicinal benefits. The trees leaves are typically utilized to make moringa extract which includes anti-inflammatory components. Moringa also carries anti-toxins, anti-oxidants, vitamins, nutrients, and amino acids to develop one's wellbeing and immune system. With these perks, the World Health Organization, the European Union and other none government offices in the world appreciate moringa. To combat malnutrition, countries like the Philippines and Africa cultivate moringa trees to be utilized as components for drugs and cosmetic products, and also as products from bulk production and wholesale of its oil and powder form.

One of the most imperative functions of moringa is the truth that it inhibits the COX-2 enzyme which is accountable for swelling and pains in the body. In this case, lupus and the battle in opposition to it comes into the situation. In a nutshell, Lupus erythematossus is an illness with unknown reason which leads to the inflammatory conditions of several parts of the body counting the kidneys, joints, and the skin. Another truth about lupus is that it can influence anybody without thought to their age and sexes, and you can anticipate that things are not going to be pleasant. In addition, the pain of the production of the COX-2 enzyme particularly throughout the constant flare ups could be hard to bear. No one really understands what causes these flare-ups and many sufferers of lupus are continuously on the guard of how to stay away from them. This states that sufferers need to keep away from sunlight and eat foods rich in omega 3. The way of life of the lupus sufferer can be very costly because of all the drugs they need to take to inhibit the disease. Moringa being a cheaper form of alternative medicine and a source of nutrition, aids the sufferers to decrease their bills.

As it contains natural anti-inflammatory properties it is thought to be to be safer to use on the long term than the NSAIDs which can be addicting or can cause some unwanted unwanted side effects. There are lots of side effects to anti lupus drugs can do to a person. For example, it can affect the kidneys, the circulation, the digestive system and many more parts of the body. Apart from being less toxic, taking in moringa is also more effective. Now moringa is made in many forms and to name a few there are moringa leaves and powders which can be acquired in bulk over the Web.

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19 thoughts on “Causes Of Lupus Flares

  1. kenbfos

    How do I deal with lupus with out taking drugs?
    I have had lupus for three years, but I just started get treatment from a lupus specialist at Magee womens hospital. I take a small dose blood pressure medication. But my doctor wants me to take plaqunil and prednesone. But those drugs have so many side affects and I hear so many bad things about how they help one thing but then something else breaks down, Then you are on this cycle of adding on medicine after medicine. I want to live, but I don’t want to lose my eyesight, have liver problems, or other complication caused by these medicines. I know their has to be a way of life change, or natural medicine that will help and have less or no side affects. I lived three years without medicine or help. But I do notice that I had more flares lately. I need to make a decision, I recieved my plaqunil in the mail a week ago, i need to decide if I am going to take or find something else that help to present to my doctor at my next appointment. I want to live but not taking alot of medicine

  2. Ashley

    How likely is someone to die from lupus?
    My dad has had lupus for 2-3 years now. So far, it has affected his muscles, joints, and caused him to be tired, sensitive to sunlight, and has affected his kidneys. Because it has affected one organ, would it most likely affect others?

    Does anyone know of statistics for the death rate of this disease?

    Also any general or treatment info would be great.

    Or if you have Lupus.. It would be great to read your story.

    Thanks,
    Ashley

    1. Healthy

      Sever lupus can be life threatening.

      Healthy helpful steps to prevent lupus flares include:

      * maintain a healthy diet
      * get enough rest and quiet
      * pay attention to your body
      * moderately exercise when possible
      * limit the time you spend in the sun
      * develop coping skills to help limit stress
      * learn to recognize when a flare is coming
      * slow down or stop before you get too tired
      * learn to pace yourself by spreading out work and other activities

  3. Shazza48

    I have lupus (sle) Can anyone advise me on the long term affects of Plaquenil?
    I have sle (lupus) and am on the drug plaquenil which apparently is a drug that they use to treat malaria with. They say it can cause you to lose your eyesight – Is there anyone out there on the same drug and how do you feel about it. I went off it for a couple of month’s against my Doctor’s advice and regretted it as I got sick again. Thanks for your help.

    1. mgnysgtcappo

      Long term effects can be damage to vision, liver and kidneys. Plaquenil is an old medication and is used by doctors who aren’t very current in their Lupus medications. Presently, Cellcept is a much better medication to treat Lupus flares (Myfortic is Cellcept in a time released form and can be used if stomach issues arise). Cellcept was initally used as an anti rejection medication for transplant patients but it’s ability to lower the immune system response has proven it to be very effective in controlling SLE.

      There are many additional drugs in Phase II and Phase III clinical trials. Most recently, Rituxan has been used to target the “B” cells of the immune system and seem to be showing good progress.

      I would suggest bringing up the names of these medications with your rheumatologist and inquiring to their benefits in your case. Obviously, every case of SLE is different and there may be specific reasons why your doctor has kept you on Plaquenil but in most cases we find that it’s more a lack of current education rather than any specific objection to newer medications.

      If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

  4. momzpeachy

    need some help understanding MS? How often are the flare ups and how does it get diagnosed?
    I had an MRI done early February due to neck and arm pain. That was of the brain and showed no lesions. Since that MRI ..I had a major flare of pain all over and all kinds of symptoms that go along with MS. My vision got blurry and nlood pressure raised. I was a real mess. I was told by the neurologist that since that MRI was negative there is no chance I have MS. I had those symptoms for a few weeks and now I am better. It’s really weird how it all went away. Except for the vision part…I still have blurry and distorted vision. Flourescent light drives me nuts!

    I am quite concerned as to whether the neurologist could be wrong. I was also told it could possibly be lupus but all the blood work came back negative.

    I’m wondering if some of you might be able to help me and guide me in a direction. I am seeing a rheumatologist tomorrow but not sure that’s the right doctor to see. What other tests need to be done and who orders them?

  5. piratefan

    Are a Lupus rash and Eczema linked to one another?
    My grandmother passed away in 2001, primarily due to Lupus. I’ve been worried that I may have/get Lupus (since it is a genetically transmitted disease). I have common flare ups of a rash that i thought was eczema, but recently have thought could be related to Lupus. Could Lupus cause Eczema? Are they linked somehow?
    Thanks!

    1. Linda R

      Lupus is not genetically transmitted. You MAY inherit a genetic predisposition to lupus, but it requires triggers to develop the disease. There are many cases of genetically identical twins where one develops lupus and the other does not.

      Lupus is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your own health tissue. The exact cause is unknown.

      The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it’s thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body’s immune system to unknown triggers.

      Lupus of the skin is diagnosed by skin biopsy. Eczema may require some allergy testing.

      In addition, eczema is commonly found in families with a history of other allergies or asthma.

      Some people may suffer “flare-ups” of the itchy rash in response to certain substances or conditions.

      See a dermatologist.

  6. Billy

    Can a time span for dying be determined from having lupus ?
    I have a family member that has said she has been given 18 months to live and it’s from lupus she say’s. Can a time frame be put on it ?

    1. Linda R

      No, a time frame cannot be put on dying from lupus. Lupus is a remitting/flaring disease. In other words, it has periods of activity and periods of calm. Yes, lupus can be fatal. We don’t usually die from the lupus but from problems lupus causes in organs. Kidney failure is one reason. We have a much higher risk of dying of heart attacks and strokes. If the lupus goes after the liver, which is rare, then that can kill. No one can predict how long these things take.

  7. 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.

  8. Rennie

    Is ban lan gen safe for Lupus patients to take?
    I hear that this is a great herb (made into a tea) that helps with respiratory problems and skin issues so I’m curious if it’s okay to take. I’m having some asthma, eczema and joint pain and I’d love to try something new. I know that echinaecea causes flare ups in lupus patients, and from experience it usually makes me sick so I’m approaching this cautiously.

    1. Linda R

      Never take anything including herbal preparations and teas, or over the counter medications, without talking with your rheumatologist first.

  9. Ash W

    How do autoimmune disease affect fertility and pregnancy?
    I would like to start trying for a baby next year. I have chronic erticaria and raynauds, and I have been tested for lupus twice and recieved a low positive result. I am really worried.

    1. .

      Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) may appear for the first time, worsen, or become less severe during pregnancy. How a pregnancy affects the course of lupus cannot be predicted, but the most common time for flare-ups is immediately after delivery.

      Women who develop lupus often have a history of repeated miscarriages, fetuses that do not grow as much as expected, and preterm delivery. If women have complications due to lupus (such as kidney damage or high blood pressure), the risk of death for the fetus or newborn is increased.

      In pregnant women, lupus antibodies may cross the placenta to the fetus. As a result, the fetus may have a very slow heart rate, anemia, a low platelet count, or a low white blood cell count. However, these antibodies gradually disappear over several weeks after the baby is born, and the problems they cause resolve except for the slow heart rate.

      Autoimmune Disorders: The abnormal antibodies produced in autoimmune disorders can cross the placenta and cause problems in the fetus. Miscariage often happen in 1st and 2nd trimester of pregnancy. Pregnancy affects different autoimmune disorders in different ways.

      Raynaud’s comes in two forms. One is Raynaud’s disease, which occurs in isolation. The other is Raynaud’s phenomenon, which occurs in conjunction with other diseases, including scleroderma, a hardening and shrinking of the skin; lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the skin, joints, kidneys, nervous system and mucous membranes; and rheumatoid arthritis. Raynaud’s phenomenon also commonly occurs in people who use vibrating or hammering tools or instruments
      It’s not known why more women than men have Raynaud’s, but women get autoimmune diseases such as scleroderma and lupus more than men do, and Raynaud’s often develops with these.

      Pregnancy often aggravating urticaria.

      Your condition is very complicated.But there are many worst condition. Baby are worthed, every women ready to sacrifice almost everything to have baby. You might need ask your family to support you, get as many information as you can, and very important to cooperate with your physicians. Select them carefully. We want you and your future babies to be safe.

      Best wishes.

  10. LULU

    Is there a special diet for people with Lupus? Can you provide me with a diet on what and not to eat?

    My primary medical doctor let it slip out that I had lupus so now she is sending me to see Endo and Rhematoid doctors. However, my allergy doctor told me that he thinks I have is SLE. I once had long hair and now I am bald, yes bald. They tell me that I’m in Chronic Renal Failure. So I’m mainly trying to get a head start on these doctor when they hit me with the news.

    1. Linda R

      Your primary probably wanted to confirm the diagnosis with a rheumatologist. Lupus is hard to diagnose.

      There is no special diet but there are some sensible guidelines that are very helpful.

      1. Avoid fast and processed foods. Your body is having a hard enough time without giving it empty calories or a bunch of chemical additives.
      2. Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day
      3. Keep your animal fat intake minimal or non-existent. We are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, so don’t help that along.
      4. Eat cold water fish like salmon-the omega3 helps with inflammation and that helps with pain
      5. Get enough calcium, especially if you are on prednisone and plalquenil because those increase your likelihood of osteoporosis
      6. Avoid meats that have been given antibiotics and growth hormones (this is all the usual meat in the grocery store, buy meats that have a label saying they are free of these things)
      7. Stay out of the sun. The sun not only causes lupus skin issues but can cause flares in the organs like kidneys.
      8. Learn stress management techniques. Stress makes lupus worse.
      9. Get some regular, mild to moderate exercise every day. Even if it’s only 5 minutes.
      10. Learn all you can about lupus so you can be a proactive patient.

  11. Babygirl

    what is the best solution for lupus sle patients whose hair either breaks or falls out?
    I am African-American was diagnosed several years ago with Lupus SLE. As a result, my hair is very dry and thin. My hair is long in most places and short in others (top and back). What is a good solution to my problem? Also, what is the best hair care regimen to follow/

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