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The Mysterious Disease of Lady Gaga

Lupus is often treated with drugs that can complicate and compromise the immune system.[ii] It is important to address the external factors that may contribute to the disease. One of the known factors is exposure to chemical toxins. This means making sure the body is able to eliminate chemical exposures and reduce substances that increase inflammation is one approach to treating lupus. This is an individual matter to be assessed by a health practitioner trained in treating environmental illness.

Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE) is an autoimmune disease, meaning the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues as though they were foreign substances. Lupus is not contagious. No one knows what causes it; it is still a mystery. There are most likely a combination of factors that can trigger it and those can be different for each person. Some medications are suspected triggers. Viral infections such as Hepatitis C can eventually lead to lupus symptoms.

Its probably a good bet that Lady Gaga is getting the best care possible. Shes smart enough to seek more than one opinion or treatment option. You should do the same. In my practice I check for all factors that may contribute to lupus. One medicine that I have used with success in several cases has over a hundred years of documentation in treating lupus. It is Hydrocotyle asiatica, an Indian herb known as Gotu Kola. It has been used in both Ayurvedic and Homeopathic medicine. A comprehensive plan from your health care practitioner is the best way to deal with your situation.

Your doctor may begin to test for lupus by ordering an ANA (Antinuclear antibody) test. This is not a definitive test, other diseases can have a positive ANA test, but it is the first step in finding out if you might have lupus.[iii] A positive test should be followed by a visit to a rheumatologist for a confirmation.


[i] Sahin, Garip et al. Autoimmune hypothyroidism and lupus-like syndrome.
Journal Rheumatology International. Volume 30, Number 4 / February, 2010

[ii] Lange, Andrew. How Thyroid Medications Can Destroy Your Thyroid. Huffington Post December 8, 2009. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-andrew-lange/how-thyroid-medications-c_b_358564.html

[iii] For more information on testing for lupus: http://www.saveonlabs.com/products/Antinuclear-Antibodies-%28ANA%29-Comprehensive-Profile.html

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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 www.saveonlabs.com and practices in Boulder, Colorado. For more information go to www.andrewlange.com.

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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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQQOG8dKUEc

8:15AM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

sad

5:52AM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

thanks

11:48AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

Thank you

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