Lupus is an autoimmune disease that takes many forms. The fact that lupus can potentially attack just about any part of the body which include the likes of heart, blood cells, brain, skin, joints and kidney, is what scares many. Anyone of any age can manage to land themselves with lupus, but is more commonly seen in woman of the ages 15 to 45.
The immune system which usually protects your body from foreign invaders like microbes, bacteria and viruses, turns to your body instead. The immune system begin attacking your cells instead and lead to a barrage of symptoms in the form of inflammation, pain, loss of function both internally and externally (in the form of skin), heat, redness and swelling.
Also the problem with an autoimmune disease like lupus is the difficulty to properly diagnose it.
Now since lupus is considered life threatening, it is highly advised that you go down the conventional route of seeking medication than to self-treat. However, you can consult your doctor and ask for their thoughts on implementing natural lupus treatment to further alleviate the effects.
Omega Fatty Acids
Omega fatty acids especially omega-3s and 6s have been found to reduce and control inflammation to an extent. These also help in improving a few symptoms in lupus patients in many studies. You can simply incorporate omega-3 into your diet by eating fish such as sardines and tuna. If you don’t favour the smell nor flavour of fish, then you can have omega-3 supplements.
There are plenty of anti-inflammatory herbs that have been used since time immemorial that have proven to be an effective pain killer and antiseptic as well. These include the likes of turmeric and ginger, which can be incorporated in your diet. Hot milk with a table spoon of turmeric before going to bed or a glass of fresh ginger-lime tea in the morning will do wonders to curb and reduce the damage.
Be sure to not lack in any vitamins and intake a balanced diet. The medication that someone with lupus may undergo includes corticosteroids. These may end up thinning down your bones and make you more susceptible to osteoporosis. Be sure to include milk and vitamin D tablets at the very least to strengthen your bones. You may also include calcium tablets into your diet.
These are the few of the natural remedies that you can adopt right from today, to give yourself a fighting chance against lupus!