Is there a cure for Lupus?

Questions for Prof. Garth Nicolson
Department of Molecular Pathology,
The Institute for Molecular Medicine,
Huntington Beach, California

Is there a cure for lupus?  If not, what are the normal treatment protocols associated with the disease?

Dr. Nicolson’s Reply:

Although there is no cure for lupus, there are treatments that have been found to be effective in reducing signs and symptoms, preventing flares and reducing their severity and treating certain problems associated with lupus.  The most common treatment used for lupus include immune suppressing drugs, such as steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and anti-rheumatic drugs.  Other treatments have included antimalarials and antibiotics, analgesics (pain killers), intravenous immunoglobulins, among other treatments.

There are also treatments for certain symptoms.  For example, we have suggested the use of NT Factor to treat fatigue, one of the most common symptoms reported in lupus.  NT Factor also helps patients with skin lesions, hair loss and other problems by providing damaged cells with needed phospholipids for repair and cell membrane integrity.

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