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What Is Lupus?

What Is Lupus?

Lupus is an Autoimmune Disease in which the immune system attacks healthy tissues in the body causing a wide range of health issues. The inflammation aspect of the disease can affect the skin, hair, brain, joints, organs, and blood vessels. Because symptoms can come and go, many people don’t realize they have an autoimmune response happening. Rather they may think they are simply sick with a virus, or they may have been diagnosed with some other health issue since lupus symptoms mimic those of other diseases.

Lupus Disease Symptoms Lupus disease symptoms can vary from person to person. Common symptoms are:

  • Fatigue

  • Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling

  • Unexplained fever

  • Facial rash presenting in the shape of a butterfly over the cheeks and nose

  • Hair loss

  • Kidney problems

  • Lung problems

  • Gastrointestinal issues

  • Thyroid issues

  • Skin lesions

  • Shortness of breath

  • Chest pain

  • Dry eyes and mouth

  • Brain fog

  • Headaches

  • Memory issues

As you can see by looking at this list, it would be easy to misdiagnose a person with some of the symptoms listed. For example some of these issues occur with chronic fatigue syndrome or Fibromyalgia. Others are common with diabetis or arthritis.

Lupus Disease Causes The medical community at large does not know the causes of lupus. Some claim it has to do with exposure to the sun, infections, or medications a person takes. Others say it is related to genetics and environmental factors. At New Life Regenerative Medicine we know that there are multifaceted reasons the body develops an autoimmune disease like lupus. We know for example that most disease is caused by one or a combination of these three things: 

  1. Deficiency: The body needs something.

  2. Toxicity: The body has something in it that it shouldn’t have.

  3. Allergy: The body is allergic to something.

An autoimmune disease like lupus can develop when there are proteins that are coming into the body that it thinks are foreign. Leaky Gut syndrome where the lining of the intestine is damaged and food proteins and toxins get into the bloodstream. Because these substances are not supposed to be in the blood, the immune system reacts by attacking them, which creates collateral damage in surrounding tissues and organs. The intestinal wall can be damaged by:

  • Food allergies

  • Parasites

  • Bacterial infections

  • Viruses

  • Yeast overgrowth (Candidiasis)

  • Overuse of antibiotics

  • Environmental toxins

  • Heavy metals

Lupus Disease Diagnosis and Treatment Often, when looking for a doctor near me, the medical community treats lupus and other autoimmune diseases by suppressing the immune system. While these treatments may help temporarily, they do not solve the problem, and they put the individual at increased risk of other health issues. At New Life Regenerative Medicine we believe in finding and treating the root cause of the disease. As such we do a functional evaluation to help determine what is really going on. We look for whatever may be causing lupus and treat that, naturally. Because the underlying cause of lupus can vary, each natural treatment protocol is specifically tailored to each individual. These may include a combination of:

  • Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation

  • Ozone Insufflation

  • Ozone Sauna

  • IV Therapy

  • Major Autohemotherapy (MAH) (Intravenous Ozone Therapy)

  • Heavy Metal Toxicity Therapy

If you have symptoms of lupus or already have a diagnosis and want to see what other treatments might be available to you, give us a call at (678) 721-0096 or submit an online inquiry. LEARN MORE

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