Pioneering Lupus Treatment Alternatives
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. SLE is a chronic, inflammatory disorder with autoantibodies which can affect the skin and joints, along with triggering immune complexes in the heart, lungs, kidneys and other organs. Additionally lupus recruits reactive and inflammatory T cells which morph causing additional malfunctions in the systems of the body.
Some people have a genetic predisposition to the disease but no one gene has been identified as the sole carrier of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. There is no single cause for lupus but many environmental triggers such as extreme stress, infections, hormonal changes and even exposure to sunlight that create lupus episodes.