SLE is a common immune disease among women, which may affect them by 90%, and it also affects men, as this disease is a dangerous disease and is no less dangerous than cancer, and if it is not treated it will likely lead to death.
What is SLE:
One of the most famous autoimmune diseases is a chronic and dangerous disease that affects the immune system in the body and leads to a disorder in it, where the presence of antibodies that destroy healthy body tissues and cells is formed by mistake instead of attacking foreign bodies only such as germs and viruses, and due to the increase in the activity of this disease, the body’s immune system loses its ability To recognize the body, considering it and the vital organs such as the kidneys and joints as foreign bodies, and damage occurs to the body’s organs including the skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels, brain, spinal cord, saliva, head … etc. All parts of the body, and women are more susceptible to infection than men, especially of childbearing age between 15 years to 45 years of age, which is a completely non-contagious disease.
Causes of SLE:
There is no single clear cause of infection in SLE, but the most important factor of infection with this disease is the patient’s predisposition to it through the genetic map (the genetic factor) in addition to the female hormones and for this reason it is more common in women than men in addition to frequent infections and excessive exposure to radiation The sun and taking medicines such as tuberculosis medicines and local anesthetics, and it should be noted that SLE, and to this day, the genetic gene that causes this disease has not been reached.
Symptoms of SLE:
There are many things that appear on a patient when suffering from SLE, including:
- Significant weight loss due to loss of appetite.
- Inflammation of the membranes of the lungs and the membranes of the heart.
- Inflammation and ulceration of the gums and mouth.
- Feeling cold and overheating.
- Red spots and exfoliation on the face area.
- Feeling of fatigue, general weakness and fatigue.
- Feeling of pain in the chest area, which appears strongly when coughing or when taking a deep breath.
- Anemia and pain in muscles and joints.
- Feeling stressed and depressed.
- Frequent miscarriages in some women.
- Hair loss in certain areas of the head, which may lead to temporary baldness.
- Inability to tolerate light due to excessive sensitivity to it.
Also, these symptoms do not require that they meet in one patient, as the patient may have some of these symptoms, but not all of them, and they differ from one person to another, and there are no similar cases in this disease, and these symptoms can be slight, serious, temporary or permanent, and the reason for the difference depends on the device. In every patient.
Diagnosis of SLE
It is difficult to diagnose this disease due to the change of symptoms from one person to another, and these symptoms may change with change in time, increase or decrease and may match the symptoms of another disease even when the symptoms are clear, it is difficult for the doctor to diagnose the disease because these symptoms may change either increase or disappear, so there is a list of Clinical and laboratory results to determine the incidence of this disease, there are four criteria out of eleven that must appear on the patient, either one time or consecutively, in order for the doctor to be able to diagnose it. Here are these criteria:
- The rash is on the face and it comes in the shape of a butterfly that covers the nose and cheeks.
- A scaly, reddish rash that spreads as tablets in the body.
- A normal but sun-related rash that appears immediately after exposure to the sun.
- Mouth ulcers.
- Pain in two joints.
- Renal failure.
- Neurological convulsions or psychosis.
- Inflammation of the membranes surrounding the heart and lungs.
- Anemia means a decrease in the number of red blood cells and blood alveoli.
- A positive result of the ANA test according to which the patient has an autoimmune disease.
- Positive results indicate the presence of an autoimmune disease such as DNA and SM, and false positive results on the Syphilis syphilis test.
Treatment methods for SLE:
The medical treatment:
The treatment of this disease is closely related to the symptoms so that the drug differs according to the different symptoms from one patient to another, that is, when the symptoms are slight, he uses types of non-strong medicines. Non-steroidal infections:
- NSAIDS ANTI
- INFLAMMATORY DRUG
- NSAIDSN ON
It is also possible to use anti-malarial drugs such as (CORTICOSTEROIDS) and the type of medicine is determined according to the patient’s symptom. The treatment also includes treatment of arthritis, rashes, severe fatigue, and infections around the heart and lungs, and from acute cases of SLE that causes kidney failure and may lead Death is vasculitis, disorders and convulsions of the central nervous system. In such symptoms, rapid and powerful treatment is required, which the doctor uses to treat such as corticosteroids in large quantities or (SUPPRESSIVE).
Usually, a medical doctor resorts when strong symptoms appear, treatment by cortisone in addition to immunosuppressants, which leads to stopping inflammation, and doctors usually advise to avoid exposure to sunlight, to avoid taking female hormones, and to adhere to a specific diet.
Treatment by herbs:
Soak a teaspoon of ground fever tree in a cup of boiling water for ten minutes, then filter and drink it in the morning and evening every day to treat SLE.
Soak a teaspoon of ground clover blossoms in a cup of boiling water for ten minutes, then filter and drink it in the morning and evening cups every day.
Soak a teaspoon of ground roots and flowers in a cup of boiling water for a quarter of an hour, then filter and drink it in the morning and evening cups every day.
Soak a teaspoon of dry ground alfalfa in a cup of boiling water for a quarter of an hour, then filter and drink a cup morning and evening every day.
Al Kaib (thistle camel):
Soak a teaspoon of plant flowers in a cup of boiling water for a quarter of an hour, then filter and drink it in the morning and evening cups every day.
Soak a teaspoon of ground plant roots in a boiling cup for a quarter of an hour, then filter and drink it in the morning and evening cups every day.
Mix equal amounts of ground camel thistle, thorny hawthorn, willow bark, anise, licorice, chamomile, asparagus and chrysanthemum, and soak a teaspoon of the mixture in a cup of boiling water for ten minutes and drink three times a day.