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The Mysterious Disease of Lady Gaga

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The Mysterious Disease of Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has admitted to being diagnosed with a borderline positive case of lupus, which runs in her family. It would appear that Lady Gaga could have a difficult problem to deal with. So what is this mysterious lupus disease?

We tend to think of genetic diseases like a death sentence we are doomed to suffer with. But that is an old way of thinking about how we inherit diseases. We know that genes are turned on or off depending on what our lifestyles are. You could think of it this way, if we live the lifestyles of our parents we are more likely to get their diseases. But changes we make in how we eat, exercise, manage stress, and eliminate toxins and chemicals from our bodies can contribute to our ability to change how our body responds.

Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE) is an autoimmune disease, that means the immune system that normally attacks foreign substances like bacteria or viruses, is attacking normal tissue in the body. The symptoms of lupus can be common to or be caused by other autoimmune diseases like hypothyroidism.[i] The patient may initially be fatigued, have vague fevers and joint pain.

It may be that there are external environmental factors that trigger the patient with a genetic history of this disease. According to WebMD, “Despite the nearly identical genetic makeup of identical twins, the probability of the unaffected twin developing the disease if the other twin has it is around 30-50 percent or less. This implies that environmental factors may help determine whether or not the disease develops in a person.”

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Dr. Andrew Lange

Dr. Andrew Lange served as Chair of the Department of Homeopathic Medicine and Supervising Clinical Physician at Bastyr University in Seattle. He is the author of Getting to the Root: Treating the Deepest Source of Disease. He is the Medical Director at and practices in Boulder, Colorado. For more information go to


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10:53PM PDT on May 3, 2013

Wish they could find a cure for this disease.

10:46PM PDT on May 3, 2013

Lupus is a terrible disease.

8:48AM PST on Feb 10, 2013

with lupus can live:))thx:)

1:07AM PDT on Sep 12, 2012

Well sad about the first disease for her, but the second called "freakazoidism" is self induced!

8:15AM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

It is horrible that any person has an autoimmune disease; I hope that she reflects upon her life decisions and realizes that some of her decisions have not been good ones; such as the wearing of fur....oh and raw meat.......

12:36AM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

Lupus se moze drzati pod kontrolom homeopatskim lijekovima,naravno
od pravih i skolovanih homeopata.Njena jedina bolest koje se ne moze
izljeciti je glupost i bolesna potreba za privlacenjem paznje.

7:35PM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

Lupus is a horrible disease, but frankly, what with GaGa's penchant for wearing fur, it's too bad she doesn't have a fatal disease. If you think I'm being harsh check out this vid. of where her fashion tastes start:

8:15AM PDT on Aug 26, 2012


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11:48AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

Thank you

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