What The Hell is "Lupus"?  

femalesquirter 44F
256 posts
5/8/2006 12:40 pm

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What The Hell is "Lupus"?

Paul called this morning to tell me that he might have "Lupus". What the fuck is "Lupus"? I mean I sort of know but I've never heard too many people get infected with this disease. I know some of you are not a big fan of Paul, (read my last blog) but is he going to die on me? I sure hope he is kidding on this one.

8 posts
5/8/2006 1:50 pm

What is lupus?

Lupus is a condition of chronic inflammation caused by an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses which occur when the body's tissues are attacked by its own immune system. The immune system is a complex system within the body that is designed to fight infectious agents, for example, bacteria, and other foreign invaders. One of the mechanisms that the immune system uses to fight infections is the production of antibodies. Patients with lupus produce abnormal antibodies in their blood that target tissues within their own body rather than foreign infectious agents. Lupus can cause disease of the skin, heart, lungs, kidneys, joints, and nervous system. When only the skin is involved, the condition is called discoid lupus. When internal organs are involved, the condition is called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Both discoid and systemic lupus are more common in women than men (about eight times more common). The disease can affect all ages but most commonly begins from age 20 to 45 years. It is more frequent in African-Americans and people of Chinese and Japanese descent.

I've been dignosed with it in 1975,
It has had no effects yet,
But their are 2 kinds.
But no look it up on computer and get more info.

lifeisablast333 53M

5/9/2006 8:47 pm

Google.......it is easy......the redneck

smileguyqc 53M

5/10/2006 7:33 am

Here's a link: http://AdultFriendFinder.com%20of%20arthritis/lupus/default.asp?s=1

It's an autoimmune disease that can effect any tissue in your body. It's actually a family of similar diseases and manifests itself differently in individuals. If it's treated it won't kill you but from my understanding it can be very painful. Hope this is helpful.


5/10/2006 10:31 am

I happen to have it. I have problems with my heart, kidneys,skin, and joints so far. There is alot of info on the net about it.

rm_twoway49 67M
55 posts
11/23/2006 6:18 am

its a form of Arthritis if not treated can course death with alot of pain

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