We all wish to be free from any kind of diseases. It’s touching when someone wishes us to have good health since diseases are terrible and this could lead us to our death. It’s a good thing that we have our immune system to protect us from the bacteria and viruses that invade our system. Yet, if we continue to eat unhealthy foods and do unhealthy habits like smoking, the strength of our immune system deteriorates and we may get a disease that will knock our immune system down.

Lupus is one of the diseases that one gets from smoking. It is an autoimmune disorder where in the body does not attack and fight off the bacteria, but it fight off the body itself welcoming more viruses and bacteria in our immune system. Lupus can affect different areas and organs in the body, and it could show different signs or symptoms to the sufferer. Lupus can be mild, but oftentimes it can become life threatening.

The person suffering from lupus may experience or feel and exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Inflammation that inflicts pain and damage to the organs and other joints right the way through the body.
  • Fever and fatigue
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Skin rash
  • Chest pain when breathing
  • Anemia
  • Heightened sensitivy to light

Other symptoms that is infrequent:

  • Hair loss
  • Seizures
  • Ulcers in the mouth
  • Abnormal blood clot
  • Fingers turn white or blue due to decreased circulation

There are many ways to prevent yourself from acquiring lupus. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and habit is a sure fire way to sustain your immune system’s proper function. Quit smoking, getting enough sleep and exercise regularly to keep the body strong. Too much exposure to sun should be avoided.

If these natural ways are not enough, it may be best to seek medical help from professionals. They will prescribe you medications that may work for you, medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, antimalarial and other froms of medication that can help strengthen the immune system.

The immune system is one of the helpful systems that get us going every day. Without a healthy immune system, we will be more vulnerable diseases and even if we have healthy habits or not, we will most likely catch diseases that may lead us to our untimely demise. To maintain a strong and healthy immune system, let’s switch from doing unhealthy habits to healthy ones!