Autoimmune Disease

Lupus Disease Treatment

Lupus Treatment
Lupus Treatment

According to the National Resource Center on Lupus, “The Lupus Foundation of America estimates that 1.5 million Americans, and at least five million people worldwide, have a form of lupus.” In addition lupus is much more common in women and is a disease of the young, generally affecting people ages 15-44. It is also more common in certain populations such as African Americans, Asians, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Native Alaskans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.

What is Lupus?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease which is a disease in which the immune system attacks healthy tissues in the body causing a wide range of health issues. The inflammation that occurs with lupus and the attacks on healthy tissue can affect the skin, hair, brain, joints, organs, and blood vessels. Because symptoms can come and go, many people don’t realize they have an autoimmune response happening. Rather they may think they are simply sick with a virus, or they may have been diagnosed with some other health issue since lupus symptoms mimic those of other diseases.

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Lupus Disease Symptoms

Lupus disease symptoms can vary from person to person. Common symptoms are:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling
  • Unexplained fever
  • Facial rash presenting in the shape of a butterfly over the cheeks and nose
  • Hair loss
  • Kidney problems
  • Lung problems
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Thyroid issues
  • Skin lesions
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Dry eyes and mouth
  • Brain fog
  • Headaches
  • Memory issues

As you can see by looking at this list, it would be easy to misdiagnose a person with some of the symptoms listed. For example some of these issues occur with chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia. Others are common with diabetes or arthritis.

Lupus Disease Causes

The medical community at large does not know the causes of lupus. Some claim it has to do with exposure to the sun, infections, or medications a person takes. Others say it is related to genetics and environmental factors.

At LifeWorks Wellness Center we know that there are multifaceted reasons the body develops an autoimmune disease like lupus. We know for example that most disease is caused by one or a combination of these three things:

  1. Deficiency: The body needs something.
  2. Toxicity: The body has something in it that it shouldn’t have.
  3. Allergy: The body is allergic to something.

An autoimmune disease like lupus can develop when there are proteins that are coming into the body that it thinks are foreign. For example lupus may be caused by leaky gut syndrome, where the lining of the intestine is damaged and food proteins and toxins get into the bloodstream. Because these substances are not supposed to be in the blood, the immune system reacts by attacking them, which creates collateral damage in surrounding tissues and organs. The intestinal wall can be damaged by:

Lupus Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Often the medical community treats lupus and other autoimmune diseases by suppressing the immune system. While these treatments may help temporarily, they do not solve the problem, and they put the individual at increased risk of other health issues.

At LifeWorks Wellness Center we believe in finding and treating the root cause of the disease. As such we do a functional evaluation to help determine what is really going on. We look for whatever may be causing lupus and treat that, naturally.

Because the underlying cause of lupus can vary, each natural treatment protocol is specifically tailored to each individual. These may include a combination of:

If you have symptoms of lupus or already have a diagnosis and want to see what other treatments might be available to you, give us a call at (727) 466-6789 or submit an online inquiry.

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About Dr. Minkoff

In 1995, Dr. Minkoff's wife became ill and her physicians couldn't find what was wrong. Not accepting their "no hope" conclusion, Dr. Minkoff went on a search to help her which led him out of emergency medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers. In the process he gained expertise in Biological medicine, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. The answers he found were soon in demand when others learned of his wife’s return to good health. In response to this, he and his wife, Sue Minkoff RN established LifeWorks Wellness Center in 1997 and it quickly became one of the most comprehensive complementary and alternative medicine clinics in the U.S.