Thursday, August 26, 2010

What is SLE

What is SLE?

Apakah SLE

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, auto-immune disease of unknown cause where the patient's body makes large quantities of blood proteins called anti-bodies that react against the person’s own tissues.

Lupus is the Latin word for wolf. Erythematosus means red rashes. In 1851, Dr. Cazenave discovered red rashes on a patient’s face that looked like wolf bites. He named the rash Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE).
In 1885, Sir William Osler recognised that many people with lupus had a disease involving not only the skin but many other organs or systems. He named the disease Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).

Types of Lupus
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE)
• Only involves the skin
• Rarely spreads to other organs

Systematic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
• Can spread to other organs
• Can be fatal

About 90% of SLE sufferers are women while about 10% are men and children.
About 90% of women with SLE are in their childbearing years, within the range of 15 to 50 years old.
Ratio of SLE sufferers :
In the West, among Afro-Carribeans 1 in 250-500 people
USA - 1 in 2,000 people
China - 1 in 1,000 people

In Malaysia, it is estimated that more than 10,000 people have been diagnosed with SLE over the past 30 years. However, this number may be only the tip of the iceberg. The Malaysian SLE Association believes that there are many more SLE sufferers in Malaysia who have not been diagnosed.

Rawatan Homeopathy Untuk SLE

Memang kita sudah ketahui tidak ada banyak pilihan dalam perubatan biasa untuk penyakit SLE menlainkan makan ubat steroid berterusan.

Dalam sistem perubatan homeopathy rawatan SLE adalah mengikut sismtomatologi, dimana ubat-ubat homeopathy dari bahan organik akan diberi mengikut gejala penyakit yang dihidapi oleh seseorang pesakit, umpamanya ' Urtica uren' akan diberi kepada pesakit yang mengalami bengkak-bengkak sendi tulang. ' "China Off" akan diberi bilamana pesakit merasa keletihan dan muka pucat.

Selain itu antara remedi pilihan lain untuk SLE ialah Aconite nap., Rhus Tox., Colchecum., Lycopodium dan lain-lain.

Rawatan akupunktur boleh meringankan bebanan kesakitan.

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