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Some Useful Remedies for Lupus

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Lupus disease is not a new diagnosis and home remedies for lupus have been effectively used for many generations. By using natural cures, this painful condition can be controlled and people with lupus disease can enjoy a healthy, normal life. The following natural cures for lupus are most helpful in this regard:

1. Take a half teaspoonful of baking soda in water twice daily (to help restore pH)

2. Mix 1/8 teaspoon of borax in 1 liter of water weekly and consume regular doses from the liter daily

3. Use vitamin D supplements to stimulate the immune system (though sunlight is high in vitamin D, exposure to excessive amounts of sunlight may not be comfortable for those with lupus disease, so supplements are recommended)

Chelation therapy to remove heavy toxins from the body is especially recommended as an effective treatment for lupus disease.

Causes & Symptoms of Leprosy

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Leprosy is caused by the bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculae. The incubation period of leprosy is long, so the method of disease transmission is difficlut to identify. Leprosy is not a easily communicable disease. Childrens are more prone to get leprosy then adults.

Tuberculoid and Lepromatus are two forms of Leprosy. Both forms have similar symptoms but, lepromatus is severe form, forms lumps on the skin and sores are worsened.

Symptoms of Leprosy

  • Nerves, Muscles and Skin are mainly affected by leprosy.
  • Peripheral nerve damage is the main symptom of leprosy. The limbs are affected first.
  • Skin lesions : Skin lesions are different from other lesions. The lesions are less sensitive to touch, heat or pain. Won’t heal, even after severa months.
  • Numbness at peripheral region : hands, feet, arms, and legs loses senation or numbness is present.
  • Muscle weakness, leads to generaliged weakness.
  • Mucus membrane is also affected.


Treatment of Leprosy

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Historically, there was no cure for leprosy (also known as Hansen’s disease), and lepers were segregated for extended periods of time. Today, however, the disease can generally be cured with antibiotics. With early diagnosis and treatment of leprosy, many leprosy symptoms and complications can be minimized or avoided all together.
It is important to note that treatment of leprosy differs depending upon the form of the disease. It will generally continue for one year for tuberculoid leprosy and for two years for lepromatous leprosy. Treatment of leprosy typically involves medicines along with supportive care. Supportive care is aimed at treating symptoms and associated complications.


What is Leprosy ?

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Leprosy is an infectious disease characterized by disfiguring skin lesions, peripheral nerve damage, and progressive debilitation.

It is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. Leprosy is often also referred to as Hansen’s disease, after the discoverer of the bacterium.

Leprosy is common in many countries in the world, and in temperate, tropical, and subtropical climates.