Every day, more than 5 million people worldwide struggle with the often debilitating health consequences of lupus, a potentially fatal autoimmune disease.
There are no select criteria for who will be impacted by lupus. It affects people of all ages, races, ethnicities, and genders.
A healthy immune system produces antibodies that protect the body from viruses, germs, and other foreign invaders.
In lupus, our immune system produces autoantibodies which attack and damage healthy tissue.
These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage to various parts of the body. Basically, the wiring of our nervous system is totally out of whack.
A chronic, autoimmune disease, lupus can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body), often for many years.
There is no cure for lupus or any of the other autoimmune disorders.
However, there are various treatments available to help control the symptoms of lupus.
Generally, treatments include
anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids.
These aim to minimise pain
and reduce inflammation
associated with the disease.
They may also result in fewer
flare-ups, and prevention of further damage to various organs of the body.
Of course, these drugs may have dramatic side effects so should only be taken short term and only under medical supervision.
Holistic therapies can greatly help patients suffering with the symptoms of lupus without the devastating side effects of drugs.
Chiropractic therapy works very effectively with autoimmune diseases.
When you suffer with spinal misalignments, additional pressure is put on your nervous system.
This in turn impacts your brain’s ability to message various parts of your body to fight illness.
When spinal misalignments are corrected, your immune function is improved.
Following a regular regime of chiropractic care will improve your spinal health which is essential for an optimal nervous system.
It will also restore joint function and help to reduce inflammation.
In other words, regular chiropractic care will support the nervous system and this in turn can boost your immune system.
Chiropractic really should be considered as a viable, supportive, and natural treatment for those who suffer from autoimmune disorders.
A chiropractor works to reduce the symptoms, control the autoimmune response, and aims to restore the body’s innate ability to fight disease.
As with everything diet and exercise are key to managing your lupus symptoms. As are avoiding stress and ensuring you get enough sleep.
By eating foods rich in antioxidants like fruits and vegetables, and those rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fatty fish you will help minimize inflammation.
If you are suffering from insomnia or are finding difficult to manage your stress again chiropractic techniques are helpful in these areas.
NEVER discontinue any prescribed medication unless your doctor says it's safe to do so. There may well be withdrawal effects which would need to be managed by a medical professional over time.
The World Lupus Federation is working tirelessly to improve the quality of life for those affected by lupus. They also aim to expand global initiatives that create greater awareness and understanding of lupus, provide education and services to people living with the disease and advocate on their behalf.
While it may seem at times as though you are suffering alone, there are many out there working to improve Lupus awareness and treatments.
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