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.
Lupus 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.
Lupus 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.