SLE Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj D.H.M.S  •  Dr. Puja Bhadel Bhardwaj  M.D.

  

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease in which a person`s immune system attacks various organs or cells of the body causing damage and dysfunction. 

 SLE is called a multi - system disease because it can affect many different tissues and organs in the body. Some patients with lupus have a very mild condition, which can be treated with simple medications, whereas others can have serious, life - threatening complications. Lupus is more common in women than men, and its peak incidence is after puberty - the reason for this is unknown. 


SLE can affect any part of the body, but most often harms the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys, and nervous system. Patients with SLE can develop different combination of symptoms and organ involvement. 


Common complaints and symptoms include fatigue, low - grade fever, loss of appetite, muscle aches, arthritis, ulcers of the mouth and nose,facial rash ("butterfly rash"), unusual sensitivity to sunlight (photosensitivity), inflammation of the lining that surrounds the lung (pleuritis) and the heart (pericarditis), and poor circulation to the fingers and toes with cold exposure (Raynaud`s phenomenon). 

More serious organ involvement with inflammation occurs in the brain, liver, and kidney. White blood cells and blood clotting factors decreased, thereby increasing the risk of infection and bleeding. 

Severe SLE is treated with corticosteroids, also called steroids, which suppress the inflammatory process. 

Oral prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone) is usually prescribed. Other drugs include methylprednisolone (Medrol, Solumedrol), hydrocortisone, and dexamethasone (Decadron). 

Unfortunately, serious and even life - threatening complications have been associated with long - term steroid use. The bone - thinning condition osteoporosis is a common and particularly severe long - term side effect of prolonged steroid use. 

Other side effects associated with prolonged use of oral steroids include: 
- Cataracts 
- Glaucoma 
- Diabetes 
- Fluid retention 
- Susceptibility to infections 
- Weight gain 
- High blood pressure 
- Acne 
- Excess hair growth 
- Wasting of the muscles 
- Menstrual irregularities 
- Irritability 
- Insomnia 
- Psychosis Withdrawal from Long - Term Use of Oral Corticosteroids. 



Treatment: 
Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj, a famous homeopathic physician cured many patients of SLE with his homeopathic doses of medicine. This medicine improves the immunity and cures the disease from its root. 

- There will be dramatic improvement. 
- Can lead to normal activity. 
- The steroid dosage can be reduced. 

It is also noted that the overall improvement in observed symptoms has been validated by histological findings: 

- increased complement levels 
- decrease in ANA titers 
- decrease SED rate, indicating a reduction in overall inflammation 
- If further treatment will continue elimination of all synthetic cortico
- steroids and symptoms free. 
- Can lead to normal life.