What’s Triggering Your Lupus Flares?

stephany By On 17/07/2020 at 16:36

Lupus is a serious, chronic autoimmune disease that can affect anyone, though women are more at risk than men. The disease is no walk in the park and living with it can be very difficult. Lupus can affect any organ and part of your body. Because it comes with a wide range of symptoms, diagnosis can be very difficult.

There are several causes and triggers of lupus flares. Later on in this article, we will look at how infection triggers Lupus.

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Infections Can Trigger Lupus Flares, According to New Research

Temple University School of Medicine researchers have discovered how infections cause lupus flares. In a study funded by the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) and the NIH’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), Stefania Galluci, PhD, and her team identified a mechanism through which a specific type of infection caused by thin films of bacteria (biofilms) triggers lupus flares. The infection may manifest as urinary tract infections, ear infections, and periodontal disease. Understanding biofilms and their role in lupus progression is crucial to manage the disease.

In 2013, Galluci had received an LRI Novel Research Grant to look into how female sex hormones (estrogen) turn on cells of the immune system, particularly dendritic cells, that play a key role in lupus.

“Nine out of 10 people with lupus are women. We are testing our novel idea that female sex hormones might be the cause by triggering certain cells of the immune system to overproduce inflammation-driving chemicals known as interferons. If we are correct our work could identify new drug targets in lupus,” Galluci said in a press release.

While the team was reproducing molecules that were similar to estrogen in terms of response, Gallucci discovered that curli – a bacterial protein comparable to the one producing plaque in diseases like Alzheimer’s – triggered a very strong response. The researchers found that curli sticks to DNA, in biofilms, forming very resilient fibers that can no longer be torn apart. They also found that these fibers stimulate the immune-system to produce auto-antibodies, a hallmark of lupus.

The NIH’s NIAMS newsletter, where the 2013 investigation is reported in detail, further concludes that in lupus-prone mice, the simple exposure to biofilm components could trigger disease, and even normal mice react to curli-DNA complexes by producing auto-antibodies, albeit in lower levels.

Galluci and her team will now explore if the infections that affect the whole body – caused by bacteria that would typically co-exist on skin, gut, and respiratory tract, among others – can be behind the onset of lupus and cause flares upon disease progression. With the 2016 Novel Research Grant, researchers now want to explore implications in the treatment and prevention of this disease.

Cambaire lifestyle when you have lupus

Since there is no definitive cure for resolving systemic lupus erythematosus, and having the drugs of the side effects rather heavy, it is possible to support the patient also with natural remedies which, it should be emphasized, do not in any way replace the pharmacological treatments prescribed by the doctor.

First of all it is good to observe a correct lifestyle:

  • exercise: doing sports on a regular basis helps to prevent tiredness and muscle stiffness typical of lupus.
  • limiting exposure to the sun is a good way to limit the effects of lupus, especially the one that affects the skin, it is also good to  protect yourself with sunglasses and creams with a high protection factor
  • not smoking
  • do not stay too long in the cold,  because in those suffering from lupus the cold limits the flow of blood to the fingers making the skin bleach faster and leading to a numbness

By paying attention and changing some small aspects of your life, you can continue to carry out your usual activities despite having to live with the disease.

Natural remedies for lupus

Although there is no definitive pharmacological cure for systemic lupus erythematosus, even  natural remedies can allow you to better deal with the symptoms typical of this disorder. Among the most useful natural ingredients to strengthen the immune system are these plants.

  • green tea , characterized by remarkable therapeutic properties. The intake of green tea is particularly recommended for those suffering from lupus for its anti-inflammatory  and detoxifying action because it contains catechin polyphenols . Allows you to relieve pain in the joints and organs of the body; it is also effective for its antioxidant effect.
  • turmeric . Even a spice such as turmeric can represent a valid ally to counter the symptoms of this disease; in fact, it is known for its antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Thanks to its active ingredient, curcumin , this spice can be used in the kitchen giving benefit in reducing the inflammatory states of those suffering from lupus erythematosus
  • yucca. Another useful ingredient for lupus patients is yucca , a plant effective in treating some of their painful symptoms comparable to arthritis. White willow bark is also an herb that can reduce pain and swelling in joints and muscles often complained of by these patients
  • white willow bark.   It reduces pain in the joints and muscles thanks to the anti-inflammatory action. It works like aspirin, but it can also increase the chances of bleeding. It is found in capsules, tincture, or in the form of tea. It should be taken on the advice of a qualified herbalist to determine the dosage.

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