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Does having Lupus means having a death sentence?



Does having Lupus means having a death sentence?

Kind of depends on how aggressive it is. A third of them will progress rapidly regardless of all therapeutic measures. A third will respond nicely to medications and will progress slowly. A third of them are rather benign actors, what in medical terms is indolent, and while bothersome, with medications may almost arrest the progress.

You are getting differing answers because the disease runs the spectrum of severity.
no.
it means having a chronic condition
that one has to adapt to.
No, it's a chronic illness though, and can be tough to deal with, because it effects different people different ways.
Not necessarily. I have an aunt who was diagnosed with Lupus at 18. She is now 42, and has no plans on dying any time soon. Yes, she has a lot of challenges, and often not a lot of energy, but on the whole she is living a pretty normal life.
No, I have a friend that basically overcame it and she has been fine now for years.
http://www.lupus.org/
I dont know much about the disease itself. But I know a lady who has had it for over 10 years now. She has some diffulties but she still gets around and is able to have a somewhat normal life. She's married, goes to Jazz concerts, has a drink every now and then. As a matter of fact she gets her hair done at the same places as I do....and most importantly her health seems to be pretty stable. She hasn't seemed to get any better or worse. So in essense the answer to your question is no.
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