What Is A Treatment For Lupus?

What is a Treatment for Lupus?

Can Homeopathy Be an Effective Treatment for Lupus?

Good Questions.

Though, before we answer the questions above, let’s first define Lupus, Its Causes, Some Common Symptoms, Parts of the Body which are Affected, Some Different Categories, and Who Can Get Lupus???

Lupus Defined

Lupus is Latin for wolf. The fact that it can cause rashes across the nose and cheeks,  that resemble the face  of a wolf, is where it gets its name from.

Many different parts of the body are affected by Lupus. This is why it can be a very challenging condition to treat. This is why we take an holistic approach to what is a treatment for Lupus? Such as homeopathy – this may prove to be a very effective treatment for Lupus.

Lupus (medically known as systemic lupus erythematosus) is a multi-system autoimmune disease. Where its symptoms are caused  by the immune system attacking the body, and just about every organ can be affected.

Lupus Diagnosis

Though, a lot is currently known about lupus, it is without a single diag­nostic test. Specific antibodies in the blood are usually  present.  The detection of these antibodies combined with the  symptoms described below is used to confirm the diag­nosis of lupus.

What is Autoimmune disease?

When the body creates an immune response  against its own parts, an autoimmune disease occurs.  Other examples of autoimmune diseases include  diabetes, Crohn’s, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis, coelic disease, and multi­ple sclerosis.


Some Common Symptoms of Lupus

  • Joint pains is the usual onset of lupus. Especially, in the small joints of the feet and hands.
  • Skin rashes are also common and can be made worse if exposed to sunlight.
  • Muscles may be tender to touch and ache.
  • Lymph glands are often swollen and tender in parts of the body.
  • Patients will usually have fever,  weight loss, malaise and many times feel fatigue easily, and completely exhausted.

On the symptoms alone, Lupus is often difficult to diagnose.

The above symptoms may be caused by many different conditions.

Three (3) Categories a Lupus Patient Can Be Classified Under

Lupus patients can be classified according to the characteristic reaction patterns of their body. Three constitutional examples follow:

  1. Pulsatilla Constitution: a patient experiences changeable levels of aches and pains of lupus; I.e. may experienced throbbing pains one day;  and, stabbing pains the next. This patient will be a person who weeps easily – is tearful during flare-ups. and is a soft gentle person. This patient will require lots  consultation and comforting.
  2. Nux Vomica Constitution: This patient will experience the same  disease of Lupus in a very different way. Usually, this patient is with highly driven ambitions, who may lie awake at night worrying about business affairs,  and will become very frustrated and angry with the illness. Their condition will frequently relapse, due to stress and overworking.  Joint pains will be better  for warmth and worse for cold, worse at night in bed.
  3. Phosphorus Constitution: a patient experiences pain as a burning sensation; pains in parts of the  body (such as migrainous head­aches) will also have a burning quality. Pains in their muscles and joints will be described as “burning” as well. This patient is  very anxious and may become burnt out or overwhelmed by their own anxieties. Will be very fearful, especially frightened of thunderstorms, and have tremendous anxiety about their health, especially when alone.

The most effective approach, when treating a multi­system disease such as lupus, is a constitutional approach. Where a lupus patient can fall in one of the three categories above then take a homeopathy treatment approach to these symptoms of each constitutional lupus category.

Is ls Lupus More Common in Men or Women?

Although, lupus can affect both sexes at any age, it mainly affects young women. It is 9 times more  frequently found in women. After age 60, It is rare to make the diagnosis. Though, lupus is rarely found in Africa, it can be found in America and Europe and it is less common in white women and more common in women of Afro-Caribbean

What Plays a Role in lupus development?

It is yet known what exactly causes an individual to  develop lupus, this most likely is a multifactorial disease.  Though, it is yet not clear what exactly plays a role in the development of lupus, this disease can affect individuals whom are pre­disposed to developing it.

Genetic’s play a major role in lupus development – i.e. women are more susceptible to lupus. Too, an individual who is diagnosed with lupus, there is a one in twenty chance that a  sibling will develop lupus. A risk is nearly one in three, if identical twins are involved. Gene patterns can be identified too which may make an individual more suscepti­ble.

Here are some environ­mental factors that play a role, as well, in lupus development:

Such as particulates in ultraviolet light and air pollution. Viruses too may cause lupus to develop.

A number of  drugs (such as anti fungal agents, antibiotics, and certain antihypertensives, may trigger lupus development or a related  condition.

In the above particular roles, symptoms ­may develop and may not just disappear; and,  chronic disease can take place. Thereby, needing a homeopathic treatment for relief of the pain.

Good  homeopathic prescribing on a constitutional basis has been applicable in the treatment of lupus and may prevent constitutional deterioration in health.

Which parts of the body can a lupus patient be affected?

In a lupus patient, any part of the body can be affected. Though, commonly affected organs are as follows:

Heart & lungs

These organs are rarely affected. More commonly the linings of the lungs or heart, the pleura or pericardium may become inflamed giving  pleurisy or pericarditis. Symptoms include sharp pains upon breathing and breathlessness.

Joints

In the joints, swelling and pain is com­mon. Though, it is unusual for long-term deformity or joint damage to  occur.

Nervous System and Brain

Up to one in three people with lupus may be affected by Migraine. Depression and fatigue are also a common problem.

Kidneys

One out of three patients with lupus may have some sort of kidney disease. This is usually mild inflammation which rarely causes significant damage or serious  problems to the kidneys; but does need to be  monitored.

Lymphatic System and Blood

Given a low platelet count and anaemia, the bone marrow may be affected and would cause easy bruising and tiredness. An antibody called anti-phospholipid may be present in the blood stream that can predispose to blood clots and has been associated with miscarriages in pregnancy.

Skin

The skin may become  hyper­sensitive to sunlight (photosensitivity).  In areas commonly exposed to the sun, such as hands, forearms, face and other parts of body, rashes often occur. Alopecia (or hair loss) may occur , as well.  Although, this is often patchy and mild and the hair usually grows back.

Other organs

The eyes and the digestive system are less commonly affected.

Four (4) Simple Self Help Measures that Can Be Useful to Lupus 


Rest & Relaxation 

Because lupus can be exacerbated by stress, it is very important to practice getting much rest and  relaxation. This can lead to a well balanced life.

Avoid Exposure to Direct Sunlight 

Many of the skin conditions and rashes with  lupus are exacerbated by sunlight. Therefore, it is essen­tial to avoid direct sun  exposure. A qual­ity sunscreen (with factor 25+ protection) should be cover exposed body parts prior to direct sunlight.

Diet

A diet low in saturated fats can be very helpful in reducing inflammation and joint pains. This will certainly improve overall well-being and health.

Avoid Exposure to Infections 

Because we are continually exposed to viruses, it is  impossible to live in an infection-free environment. So, when we come down with an infection and lupus flare-ups, we are forced to take antibiotics. These immune sup­pressing drugs, often used­ during flare-ups of symptoms in lupus, can often make the body more susceptible to infection.

It is important however to take sensible precautions and avoid those family and friends with obvious known infectious diseases, such as chickenpox and COVID-19.

It seems, the drive to reduce our risk and exposure to infections is leaving our immune systems to attack our own organs.

Here are Some Answers to the Two Questions Above

  1. What is a Treatment for Lupus? 
  2. Can Homeopathy Be an Effective Treatment for Lupus? 

Taking A Homeopathy Approach Can Lead to a Well Needed Treatment For Lupus


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In lupus, where almost every system and organ may  be affected, a homeopathy approach can lead to better results. The  homeopathic approach in treating lupus  involves taking into account all physical,  mental, and emotional symptoms, and is well suited to treating this multi­system disease called lupus.

16 Top Homeopathy Medicines / Treatments for Lupus

Lupus flare-ups may affect different organs and parts of the body at  different times. Homeopathy medicines can be very helpful in alleviating lupus symptoms. Here are various homeopathy medicines for various parts of the body which are good for the treatment of lupus:

 For Joint pains:

A number of homeopathic remedies can help alleviate joint pains, such as:

  • Aconitesudden severe joint pains which may occur following exposure to a cold dry wind. Hot tender joints.
  • Apis: hot swollen red inflamed joints. Relieved by cold applications.
  • Bryonia: sharp stitching joint and muscle pain worse with even the slightest move­ment.
  • Dulcamara:  joint pains occurring in cold damp weather, better with heat and motion.
  • Rhus toxpainful stiff joints, worse with initial movement (eg on rising from bed), better with continued motion.
  • Rhododendron: joint pain worse in wet weather, especially before a storm.
  • Rutastiff painful joints and tendons especially following overuse. Worse from cold and damp.

For Skin

Homeopathic medicines can be used to treat the cutaneous manifestations of lupus.

  • Apis: red burning rashes, often associ­ated with fluid retention and swelling (oedema). Better from cold applications.
  • Fluoric acid: hair loss especially alope­cia areata.
  • Sepiayellow/brown “saddle” across the bridge of the nose.
  • Sulfurred itchy rashes. Worse with heat, especially the heat of the bed at night. Worse at night. Worse for bathing.

For the Lungs

Pleurisy may develop during flare-up of lupus. The following remedies may be useful in helping to control the pain.

  • Aconitesudden onset of sharp pains, especially after fright or shock. Worse after exposure to cold dry wind.
  • Brygoniastitching pains (such as found in pleurisy) worse from the slightest movement.

Migraine

Many homeopathic medicines are help­ful in the treatment of migraines-headaches:

  • Belladonna: intense throbbing head pains beginning in the  right occiput and extending forwards to the right eye. Worse at 3.00pm.  Worse with any jar­ring. Better lying still in a dark room.
  • Natrum muriaticumbursting pain, some­times described as a small hammer in one spot. Worse around 10.00am. Aggravated by sunlight.
  • Spigeliastitching neuralgic pain on the left side in or above the left eye. Better with heat or hot bathing.

Conventional – Modern treatment for Lupus 

In Conventional-Modern Medicines, there are no known “cures” for lupus; where conventional  treatment is directed towards controlling the symptoms of this disease vs. it’s cause.

In conditional treatments, non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Diclofenac and Ibuprofen are used to control joint pains. These drugs can have  many side-effects including irritating the stomach lining. A newer NSAIDs, known as Cox-2 drugs, are less likely to irritate the stomach lining, though may slightly increase the risk of stroke and heart attack.

Corticosteroids can be taken to con­trol inflammation and pericarditis of the kidneys. These are very effec­tive drugs, though in long-term use, they may increase the risk of developing diabetes and osteoporosis.

Steroids are therefore given in the lowest effective dose and  ideally for short periods. Other drugs may be given to suppress the  immune system during a flare up of lupus.

Yes, I like to drink from the True Health Well of Homeopathy and enjoy life’s journeys Lupus free with a Homeopathy approach to the treatment of Lupus. If you or someone you know would like to do the same, meet me at my page for homeopathy medicines for Lupus and start the healing process. If you have any questions about any of the symptoms of Lupus, or medicines listed above or have any feedback about Lupus that you’d like to share for the treatment of Lupus, that you or someone you know have tried out or any other questions about homeopathy medicines for Lupus, pleased feel  free to  leave your feedback, comments or questions below. I plan to look at all your comments and or questions and provide a response shortly. Hopefully, within 24 hours, if not sooner.  If you have any questions or just want to chat about Homeopathy (from my perspective), please feel free to contact me at my email below. Until then, enjoy the True Health Well experience.

Cheers!

Kathy

Founder, True Health Well

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*Homeopathic remedies are generally safe, and the risk of a serious adverse side effect arising from taking these remedies is thought to be slim to none. Most (if not all)  homeopathic remedies are safe to take with other medicines including their own and do not usually interfere with the action of other medicines. So, they can be taken with other medicines.