Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
161 Doctors are Online

Does lupus progress with time?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 1588 Questions
Question
I've asked questions earlier this evening and have not got responses. I was told several years ago that I had a mild case of lupus. Is this a disease that can progress with time to that point that I now need a care taker?
Wed, 30 May 2018 in Lupus
 
 
Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes it progresses

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
To directly answer your question, yes it is progressive illness that can damage organs like kidney, joints and skin. it definitely impairs quality of life, cause a huge impact on health as well. The rate of progress varies amongst individuals but higher than controls. A third of them have baseline damage of organs and half of them had moderate to severe damage in two years of time.
Let me know how is your life hampered and what kinda help you need now.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Does lupus progress with time? 1 hour later
I have extreme fatigue and am in need of assistance with just about all the activities of daily living. I have a care taker 4 hours a day to get me through. and am completely dependent on that.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Fatigue is part of lupus syndrome

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
you seem to have severe fatigue with cells started affecting.
this is part of lupus syndrome.
You should take treatment to recover from fatigue. there are good and advanced treatment available.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Allergist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor