Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Massage for Lupus!


What is Lupus?
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease, which means the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy body cells and tissues without the presence of antigens.

Symptoms:• Chest pain when taking a deep breath
• Fatigue
• Fever
• General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling
• Hair loss
• Mouth sores
• Sensitivity to sunlight
• Skin rash "butterfly rash"
• Swollen lymph nodes

Types of Lupus:
• Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
• Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
• Drug-induced Lupus Erythematosus
• Neonatal Lupus

• Complete blood count
• Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
• Kidney and liver assessment
• Urinalysis
• Antinuclear antibody (ANA) test
• Chest X-ray
• Electrocardiogram (ECG)
• Syphilis test

• Rest
• Smart Sun Sense
• Get Your Workout On
• No Smoking
• Eat Healthy

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Lupus:
• Reduces Inflammation and Soreness
• Increases Energy and Alertness
• Releases Endorphins

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