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Lupus Successfully Treated with Infusion Therapy

December 10, 2013 ·

We have many people with lupus come to our South Carolina infusion therapy clinics where we successfully administer prescribed medical infusion therapy for lupus. There are a variety of medicines used to treat the disease including anti-malarial medicine, steroids, NSAIDs, immunosuppressant medicines and cytotoxic medicines. You’ll appreciate that our IV infusion therapy is performed in comfortable surroundings by caring and trained healthcare professionals. 

South Carolina infusion therapy for LupusLupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body's immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. Approximately 90% of people living with lupus are women. While nobody is sure what causes the disease, lupus appears to have a genetic component and often runs in families. The disease affects everyone differently and symptoms are wide-ranging, and change over time. 

While the start of lupus may be acute, appearing like an infection, alternatively it may be a succession of vague or seemingly disconnected, symptoms that change over time. Because the symptoms come and go, evaluation by a healthcare professional acquainted with lupus — such as a rheumatologist — is imperative for an accurate diagnosis. This evaluation may include a physical examination, laboratory tests, and a complete medical history. 

medical infusion therapy for lupusLupus can potentially be a very debilitating disease that can negatively impact a person’s quality of life. Although there is no cure for lupus, the disease can be effectively managed to alleviate flare-ups. Since signs and symptoms for lupus can be similar to other illnesses, it is best to seek a second opinion to avoid misdiagnosis. If you suspect you have lupus and are experiencing symptoms, be sure to see a medical professional to be diagnosed. Once diagnosed you will have the proper medications prescribed to treat your disease. If you require medical infusion therapy for lupus at Palmetto Infusion we are available to assist you.

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Insulin Infusion Therapy

December 29, 2011 · No Comments

South Carolina infusion therapyInsulin infusion (also known as insulin pump therapy) has eliminated the need for painful, frequent and invasive injections for tens of thousands of Type 1 diabetics.

Those with Type I diabetes must use manufactured insulin delivered through the skin directly into the body. Before the development of South Carolina infusion therapy by the insulin pump, the only way to deliver the hormone was by injecting it into the blood via a needle. Patients had to test their blood throughout the day, usually by pricking a finger and applying a droplet of blood to a test strip.

The development of insulin infusion makes delivery of this critical hormone easier and less prone to human error and the pitfalls of guesswork. South Carolina infusion therapy takes place through the use of an insulin pump.

Blood glucose levels must still be checked regularly. But the need for manual needle injections of insulin is eliminated with the use South Carolina infusion therapy through a pump.

Insulin infusion for Type I diabetes is a relatively new technology, but is rapidly gaining acceptance in the medical community for its numerous advantages, which include ease of administration and better control over dosage level.

Insulin pumps have frequently proved themselves to be life-saving devices, especially in children, and they are slowly becoming recognized as a legitimate and necessary form of Type I diabetes treatment rather than merely devices of convenience.

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