Treating Lupus

December 1, 2011 · No Comments

Columbia SC infusion therapyLupus is the common name for systemic lupus erythematosus, also called SLE. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means that the body's natural defense system attacks its own tissues instead of attacking foreign substances like bacteria and viruses. This causes inflammation that in turn results in swelling, pain, and tissue damage throughout the body. If you develop severe lupus, you may have problems with your kidneys, heart, lungs, nervous system, or blood cells.

Some people with lupus have mild symptoms, but the disease is lifelong and can become severe. Most people can control their symptoms and prevent severe damage to their organs. They do this by having regular checkups, getting enough rest and exercise, and taking prescribed medicines. Palmetto Infusion can assist with your Columbia SC infusion therapy.

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common and most serious type of lupus. But there are four other types of lupus: discoid or cutaneous lupus, drug-induced systemic lupus, neonatal lupus, and subacute cutaneous lupus.

Your treatment choices for lupus depends on how severe your symptoms are, whether your organs are affected, and how much your symptoms are affecting your daily life. Your treatment plans should be tailored to your individual needs and will change over time, as the disease flares or ebbs. Columbia SC infusion therapy is handled with the greatest attention to your comfort at Palmetto Infusion.

For more severe cases of lupus, treatment may include higher-dose corticosteroids, either in pills or by injection and medicines that suppress the immune system (immunosuppressants). We are able to administer any Columbia SC infusion therapy you are prescribed by your doctor.

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