Lupus symptoms and prevention

How to Diagnose Lupus A person can be diagnosed with SLE if he/she has 4/11 common symptoms. But, it is always necessary to confirm the diagnosis. In this case, there are several general examinations and many specific examinations to confirm and to reveal the severity of the disease.

First on the list is to check what your blood says and whether the substance causing this disease, which is called as Anti Nuclear Antibodies (ANA) are present in the blood. Hence, a Complete Blood Count (CBC) and an Anti Nuclear Antibody (ANA) tests are done. A chest X-ray, ultrasound scanning of the abdomen and an urinanalysis will be done as well.

To see whether the internal organs are involved, the doctor might do many examinations such as Antithyroglobulin antibody test, Antithyroid microsomal antibody test, Complement components¬†(C3 and C4), Direct Coombs’ test, Cryoglobulins, ESR, Kidney function blood tests, Liver function blood tests, rheumatoid factor and antiphospholipid antibodies.

There is no specific treatment for SLE and it is not a disease which can be completely cured. But, there are medications which might relive the symptoms of SLE; in mild form of this disease doctors will prescribe oral Non- steroidal anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and Corticosteroid creams for the rash. But, in severe forms, high doses of steroids and cytotoxic dr