Essay on Lupus and Multiple Sclerosis

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Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune condition that is characterized by systematic damages caused on the immune system by the body itself. The most affected parts if the body by this condition are, heart, kidney, liver, joints, and the brain. With these parts of the body affected, the entire body can end up being paralyzed or rather not working well. Lupus or SLE is commonly recognized by butterfly rush which spreads across the nose and cheeks (Magro et al. 2013). However, the most common symptoms for lupus are joint pains and swellings, kidney failures, fatigue, and photosensitivity. Lupus is mainly caused by a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental triggers. According to Magro et al., genes, …show more content…
Olygodendrocytes cells are found throughout the nervous system. The condition destroys and causes inflammatory to the myelin and this interferes with the functioning of the nervous system. Multiple sclerosis symptoms are neurological and they differ depending on where the body has been damaged. The common symptoms of multiple sclerosis are inflammation, fatigue, loss of muscular control, headaches, impaired coordination, problems with sensory input and other cognitive and psychological problems for instance memory loss and depression. In addition, patients with multiple sclerosis experience pain due t the short-circuiting of the nerve sensory impulses and experience speech difficulties too due to the damages on the brain. Similar to lupus, multiple sclerosis is more rampant in women that men but especially young women. Multiple sclerosis is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental effects (Rosner, 2008). This condition is chronic and destroys lives, with physical effects and crippling emotions, to both the patients and their family members. Furthermore, multiple sclerosis physically cripples patients, this lowers their self-esteem, and it requires extra parenting since the patients cannot do al things on their own.
When thinking about these two diseases, one probably knows they are of the neurological type. Multiple sclerosis and lupus are both autoimmune

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