Tag: SLE

Lupus symptoms

Lupus symptoms

Patients with a condition known as lupus erythematosus, or SLE may develop a number of lupus symptoms – including fatigue, skin rashes, and joint pain. As the disease progresses these symptoms may worsen with problems developing in the vital organs or nervous system. There are wide varieties of lupus symptoms that are dependent on the [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Renal Disease

Renal Disease

Renal (kidney) disease is a significant health care problem. As of 2000 (the most recent data available from the U.S. Renal Data Service report), the federal government’s cost of providing renal replacement therapy to patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) was over 12 billion dollars. Over the past decade, the increase in ESRD program costs [...]

September 26, 2011 More
Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia, otherwise known as “toxemia,” is a disease unique to pregnancy that affects approximately 5-8% of all pregnant women. Preeclampsia is part of the spectrum of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, which accounts for approximately 18% of all maternal deaths in the United States. By definition, preeclampsia is unique to pregnancy and usually occurs after 20 [...]

September 23, 2011 More
Autoimmune Disorders

Autoimmune Disorders

The immune system is a highly complex system of cells and chemical reactions that fights off infection and protects the body from germs. When germs invade the body, the immune system detects proteins on the surface of the germs and then gears up to remove the foreign invasion. In general the system works very well. [...]

August 1, 2011 More