Lupus is a type of autoimmune disorder that can affect all parts of the body. It’s chronic, so it’s a longterm illness in which symptoms can last for many years. Basically, Lupus is characterized by autoimmunity, which is an issue with the immune system. When the body is injured or sick, the immune system is what sends white blood cells and other healing components to the affected site. And, works to maintain the body’s health. However, an immune system suffering from autoimmunity won’t work the same way. In fact, instead of an immune system fighting against bacteria or infection which may contribute to illness, someone with Lupus will have one that attacks healthy cells of the body.
It’s believed that 1.5 Americans are diagnosed with Lupus, and about 5 million people are diagnosed with Lupus worldwide. While most people diagnosed with this condition are women ages 15-44, it can affect individuals of any sex, age, and race. Most experts believe that Lupus is transferrable through genetics. So, if you have a family member with Lupus, you may be more likely to develop the condition. Lupus is not contagious, nor is it sexually transferable. But, unfortunately, neither is it curable. However, with medical intervention and treatment, those diagnosed with Lupus can lead vigorous lives.
Because Lupus can actually damage healthy cells of the body, it’s important for those diagnosed to get treatment. Additionally, because of this cell damage, individuals with Lupus are no stranger to symptoms of chronic pain. But, while treatments like prescription medications may prevent further damage to these cells, they may not address the pain. For these individuals, it may be best to seek out alternative therapies along with making adjustments to lifestyles to help reduce symptoms. One of the alternative therapies that may help individuals with Lupus manage and reduce symptoms of chronic pain is ketamine infusion therapy.
Ketamine infusion therapy is an alternative treatment that helps individuals struggling with a number of issues that may result in chronic pain symptoms. Basically, when ketamine enters the body, it blocks receptors that translated pain signals to the brain. This results in a reduction of experienced pain. And, may help Lupus patients to manage symptoms of pain. This way, they can live a life of better wellbeing and less pain.
Are you using treatments for Lupus but aren’t experiencing chronic pain relief? Ketamine infusion therapy at Diablo Valley Drug & Alcohol Services may provide the relief you’re seeking. To learn more about our ketamine infusion therapy for Lupus patients, give us a call at 925-289-1430.