Lady Gaga tests borderline optimistic for lupus

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Lady Gaga tests borderline optimistic for lupus

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:22 pm

Despite all the times that it was not lupus on House MD, sometimes it really is. Lady Gaga recently disclosed that she has been tested for the disease, and she expects to be diagnosed with it. The disease is thought to have a genetic component, and family members of hers have it. It is a manageable chronic illness, and though it is far from the worst you are able to come down with, you do want to stay on top of it. Lupus in an autoimmune disease, and can be deadly.



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You don’t want it to be lupus



Though lupus is severe, it isn't the worst of auto-immune diseases. It can be managed, but there's a chance it could be deadly. Lupus has a five-year survival rate of about 95 percent and a 20-year survival rate of just less than 80 percent. Treatment is usually immune-suppressants. The treatment won't send you running for payday loans as fast as other conditions, but it nevertheless isn't cheap.



What is Lupus?



Lupus, along with the other auto-immune diseases, is a disease affecting the immune system. What happens is a glitch within the immune system causes the antibodies that are normally produced by the body to fight off germs to forget the main difference between germs and the normal cells of the body. Then the antibodies attack the wrong cells, causing normally common things like fevers and pain or swelling in joints. According to the Lupus Foundation, you will find four types but the most common is systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE, which is also probably the most serious, which can cause troubles in the kidneys, lungs, or heart, and increases chances of infection. The unique red rash sufferers get on their faces is how the disease was named. The rash was described in the Middle Ages as being wolf like, and lupus literally means wolf in Latin.



What does this mean for Lady Gaga?


Lady Gaga told ABC she was borderline, meaning not absolutely, positive. It means she might have it. Soon Lady Gaga will release the video for Alejandro, which voters on MTV News deemed their favored summer jam for 2010. She isn't really the only famous person to have gotten lupus, as Michael Jackson also had it. A couple of famous individuals that died from lupus include Michael Wayne, son of John Wayne, Ray Walston, it is believed to have done in Louis May Walcott, the author of Little Women, and also was the reason for the death of Ferdinand Marcos, the Filipino dictator.



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Lupus Foundation

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