Treatment of Lupus.
There is no cure for Lupus at this time. We also do not know what causes Lupus. Genetics, drugs, hormones, UV light, viruses, etc. are all possible contributing factors to SLE. People with a family member that has an autoimmune disease are far more likely to develop SLE than the general population.
Women are also far more likely to develop the disease than men so hormonal factors are being studied. One thing that researchers are sure about is that none of the different types of Lupus are contagious.
Doctors who treat Lupus most often are Rheumatologists. Dermatologists, Internists, Nephrologists, Neurologists, Cardiologists, and Psychiatrists may also be involved in Lupus treatment depending on which organs are affected.
There is no cure for Lupus, but by working closely with their physicians most Lupus patients can maintain a fairly normal life. There are some treatments aimed at preventing flares and minimizing disease activity while others are used to treat or relieve symptoms. Below is some of the more common treatments as well as the common side effects associated with them. We have also listed some of the medications used to treat Lupus with the brand names in parenthesis.
Rest - Proper rest is possibly the most important thing all Lupus patients need. Too much or too little can exacerbate Lupus and it's symptoms.
Sun Avoidance - It is important for photosensitive Lupus patients to avoid the sun when they can. Ultraviolet light can cause or worsen rashes and Lupus flares. When sun can not be avoided, Lupus patients should always wear sun block that protects against UVA & UVB rays and has at least an SPF of 15. Sun block should be reapplied at least every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating. You can also wear large brimmed hats, and clothing with SPF to protect your skin. The sun's UV rays are strongest between 10am and 4pm and should be avoided when possible. Tanning beds and unfiltered fluorescent light bulbs also emit ultraviolet light and can worsen Lupus symptoms.
Exercise - Regular exercise can prevent muscle weakness and fatigue.
Diet and Nutrition - It is important that Lupus patients maintain proper diet and nutrition to keep their bodies as healthy as possible to help fight infection as well as the Lupus itself. There are some foods that have been thought to cause Lupus symptoms. Alfalfa sprouts are most commonly named. A low sodium diet is recommended for patients with kidney involvement.
Immunizations - It is important for Lupus patients to be immunized to prevent infections which can cause flares. Patients on immunosuppressives should not get live vaccines. more on vaccines and Lupus...
Blood Thinners - Medications such as Warfarin (Coumadin) and Asprin are used in patients with Antiphospholipid Syndrome as part of their Lupus.
... Medical Marijuana - Marijuana is sometimes prescribed to Lupus patients for nausea or pain. It is only legal in some states and there are federal laws to consider. Self medication should not be done. Always speak to your doctor before taking ANY drug or medication. more info on where it is legal...
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Lupus is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease. A person’s immune system turns against itself. Lupus sees healthy cells as foreign invaders and attacks them. This causes the body to react with inflammation to expel the invaders. This inflammation is what causes the pain and discomfort and sometimes-permanent damage to the cells. Lupus is a disease of flares (periods of activity) and remission (inactive or less active).
Different Kinds of Lupus
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) - most common, it affects the whole body: skin, joints, organs, blood vessels, etc.
Life Threatening Lupus - affecting one or more vital organs: heart, kidneys, lungs, liver
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE) - affects the skin alone.
Drug Induced Lupus - caused by medications, often goes away when medication is discontinued.
Lupus in Overlap With/Other Connective Tissue Diseases - Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, Scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome.
Neonatal Lupus - babies born to mothers with Lupus.
There is no cure for Lupus and there is no known cause.
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Expectations (prognosis) for Lupus.
How well a person does depends on the severity of the disease.
The outcome for people with SLE has improved in recent years. Many people with SLE have mild symptoms.
Women with SLE who become pregnant are often able to carry safely to term and deliver a healthy infant, as long as they do not have severe kidney or heart disease and the SLE is being treated appropriately. However, the presence of SLE antibodies may increase the risk of pregnancy loss.
Complications of Lupus.
Some people with SLE have abnormal deposits in the kidney cells. This leads to a condition called lupus nephritis. Patients with this condition may eventually develop kidney failure and need dialysis or a kidney transplant.
SLE causes damage to many different parts of the body, including:
Blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) or lungs (pulmonary embolism)
Destruction of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia) or anemia of chronic disease
Fluid around the heart (pericarditis), endocarditis, or inflammation of the heart (myocarditis)
Fluid around the lungs (pleural effusions) and damage to lung tissue
Pregnancy complications, including miscarriage
Severely low blood platelets (thrombocytopenia)
Inflammation of the blood vessels
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recurrent thoughts, irritability, and problems with sleep.
Go to the emergency room or call the local emergency number (such as 911) if you have breathing difficulty or swallowing problems.
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I can remember being admitted to a hospital in New Jersey at the age of 3. My symptoms were baffling to all the doctors who had treated me as a child. I was first given a diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. I had a butterfly rash on my face, fatigue, continuous low-grade fevers, redness behind my knees, and excruciating joint pain and swelling that would leave me unable to walk. Just try for a moment to feel the feeling of being jabbed with an ice pick being driven way deep inside of the bone, or a feeling that someone has just put you on a meat hook, hanging by the bone.
Finally I was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus. I was also found to have a cataract on my left eye, scar tissue on the left cornea, and glaucoma. My eye doctor told my mom that surgery probably wouldn’t give me back any sight and that my eyeball could shrink to the size of a pit and fall out, and then I’d have to have a glass eye put in. So my mom and I chose not to do the surgery. The doctors told my mom that I wouldn’t live past puberty.
When I smoke a marijuana cigarette the pain disappears. There is no more pressure in my left eye. The feelings of my eyeball blowing out of the socket disappear. The pain in my joints, muscles, and bones is still there but bearable. I have the energy and motivation to get housework done on a regular basis, which is even harder with four children to take care of. Depression is just another word in the dictionary that I know nothing of.
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“I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus at 17 and am now 55. It’s been a long hard ride. Rather than use narcotics for pain management, I have chosen to use medicinal marijuana for several years now, mostly at night to aid in pain control and sleep. I would much rather use an all-natural substance as opposed to chemicals from a lab.
The benefits to me are THERE ARE NO SIDE EFFECTS! I have 8 children, 3 with epilepsy (1 uses cannabis for seizure control), and a daughter with lupus, like myself. Marijuana is just common sense; a natural herb that gives pain relief and aids in sleep MUST BE LEGAL for those who need it! Love you MediCann for all you do for the infirm.”
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Greetings all Iam a lupis patient from indiana that has been growing undergroud for more than 10 years. I also work a full time job as a outdoor power equipment tech. With lupis I many things that mess me up right now its RA. My legs and knees really take a pounding on a daily basis, sometimes 6 days a week.
Things are really slow @ the moment and im only getting about 25 hours a week, not enough to live on. Is there some way I can turn my green thumb curse into something that I would able me to earn a living, and help others?
Thanks in advance for all replys
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Plaquenil, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus and Marijuana (Cannabis)
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As medical director of Medical Cannabis of Southern California I often evaluate patients who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and SLE (lupus). Both are characterized by extreme chronic joint pain. Today I evaluated a 54 year female who had been taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) to limit the joint inflammation.
Unfortunately she is experiencing some unwanted side effects and has been using cannabis to help relieve them.
Plaquenil is a drug that is used to treat malaria infections. It also happens to have immunosuppressive properties and is used to limit inflammation. Arthritis is a disease that is characterized by pain secondary to joint inflammation.
This patient stated that the plaquenil was working great and her joint pain had been reduced tremendously. However it was causing pretty debilitating abdominal cramping, nausea and occasional vomiting. In many cases this can be reduced by taking with food but for her it was persistent and frequent.
A few weeks back she ran into a friend who had been using cannabis to treat her lupus arthritis. She convinced my patient to try a little to see if it would help. Not surprisingly her abdominal cramping subsided and her nausea went away. In addition her joint pain was significantly improved.
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Ive read that over 1.5 million americans suffer from some form of Lupus. There are two kinds, systemic and discoid. Discoid causes severe rashes and allergic reactions/sensitivy to a variety of things. I have the systemic version of Lupus. This causes severe pain, and through the years I have also developed many problems with major organs. There are a whole other host of symptoms, but it's mostly the pain that is important here.
I have had symptoms of Lupus since I was 14 years old. I am 22 now, and experience very severe pain on a constant basis. The effects of chronic pain are life altering, to say the least. I've tried the pain medications that the medical community suggests, meditation, and other pain management programs. Nothing however, compares to the relief I feel when I smoke a cone or two of cannabis. When I smoke, I feel relief immedietly.
The muscle pain, and joint pain subsides. This allows me to participate in fine movement activities that I would other wise have to give up, such as painting and writing. It also allows my mind to rest. When your in constant pain you can't think of anything else sometimes. It's so overwhelming and exhausting, mentally. The cannabis allows me to relax in the ways that most people take for granted. No one in my life knows that I use cannabis for this reason.
I'm posting about this, because I feel as though there are other sufferers that could benefit from the legalization of medical marijuana. The more medical benefits that it has, perhaps the more likely it will be to legalize it nationally.
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Nephritis: Any type of kidney inflammation.
Nephritis: Types list
1. Acute nephritis
2. Chronic nephritis
4. Primary glomerulonephritis
5. Autoimmune nephritis
6. Lupus nephritis
8. Interstitial nephritis
Lupus nephritis is an inflammation of the kidney caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a disease of the immune system.
Nephritis is the most common producer of glomerular injury. It is a disturbance of the glomerular structure with inflammatory cell proliferation.
This can lead to reduced glomerular blood flow, leading to reduced urine output (oliguria) and retention of waste products (uremia). As a result, red blood cells may leak out of damaged glomeruli, causing blood to appear in the urine (hematuria). Low renal blood flow activates the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), causing fluid retention and mild hypertension.
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Ajulemic acid, a synthetic cannabinoid, increases formation of the endogenous proresolving and anti-inflammatory eicosanoid, lipoxin A4
Ajulemic acid (AjA), a synthetic nonpsychoactive cannabinoid, and lipoxin A4 (LXA4), an eicosanoid formed from sequential actions of 5- and 15-lipoxygenases (LOX), facilitate resolution of inflammation. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the ability of AjA to limit the progress of inflammation might relate to an increase in LXA4, a known anti-inflammatory and proresolving mediator
The cannabis plant has been a source of medicinal preparations since the earliest written records on pharmacobotany a major obstacle to acceptance of the drug has been its potent psycho activity. This problem has been studied in recent years in attempts to discover synthetic analogs that would retain medicinal properties without the psychotropic effects. A class of cannabinoid, the carboxyl tetrahydrocannabinols shows potential as therapy that is free from cannabimimetic central nervous system activity.
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Tetrahydrocannabinol ( /?t?tr??ha?dr?k??næb?n?l/ tet-r?-hy-dr?-k?-nab-i-nol; THC), also known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (?9-THC), ?1-THC (using an older chemical nomenclature), or dronabinol, is the main psychoactive substance found in the cannabis plant.
... Two studies indicate that THC also has an anticholinesterase action which may implicate it as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's and Lupus.
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I'm 21 yrs old, diagnosed w/ SLE at age 17. I already had 2 strokes, lots of pleural effusions, horrible headaches which cat scans show nothing, constant RA pains, I cant afford methotrexate with my budget, diagnosed w/ depression ,insomnia, and anxiety last yr. I'm on so may pills that i just cant even eat anymore since each time I eat I have stomach aches just to digest. I dont want to make my kidneys any worst. I hate pills. I just want to stop the pills. The more they prescribe them to me the more weaker i feel. I've done research on medial marijuana and it all sounds good but nothing found about lupus and marijuana.
but if it can help ppl with all sorts of cancers, diabetes, insomnia, depression, and so on why not lupus? I think I'd prefer a plant over chemicals entering my body. I'm too shy to ask my doc since hes old fashion and probably judge me for a "pot head". which im not. Ppl die from prescription drugs, I've never heard of a death caused by Marijuana. So I'm just wondering if it's common or even a good idea to get medicinal marijuana?
Here's my experience & input. I've had chronic pain for 2 &1/2 years now. At first the Drs. where just passing it as FM & Lupus so I'm on 125mcg Fentanyl Patch and 15 hydrochodene or Morphine as needed. They finally diagnosed a lot of the pain is from AVM (a madusa of veins growing in my leg for no reason like strawberry patches on babies.)
There's few procedures for this especially the area because there more common in the brain. Therefore the Chronic pain continues. At this point a few of my Drs. seem willing to prescribe MJ to me but I live in Florida and it's not legal here yet so they are not license to prescribe it.
I say it's way overrated. Like what was said before... it helps take the edge off, helps with appetite, but that's about it. Lupus is a bit more serious than what marijuana can help relieve, at least my illness is.
Plus, you don't want to test dirty in a state where it's illegal, you will have troubel getting the pain meds you need if you ever need them.
Best not to start.
PS- if it was legal, I'd be doing it for the appetite thing, but I wouldn't smoke it. Too much damage to the lungs there... we dont' need that.
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Do you think marijuana should be legalized for medical use?
Absolutely! If only we lived in California, we could get a prescription for it and pick it up. I've heard stories about it. It would be wonderful if I could go to my pharmacy and pick up some!
No I have had addiction issues with it. Also it attacks your lungs. Not good for SLE and smoke isnt good 4 anyone. We would have more addiction issues and health issues.
I live in Oregon and could get it without a problem. There are other ways to injest it such as tinctures or vapor so that you are not smoking. I am asthmatic also and would never smoke regardless. I do not want to get medical marijuana because I am breastfeeding otherwise, I might.
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Does medical marijuana give a hand with lupus and Sjogrens?
I want to find some info or first hand exp. for people who has used Medical Marijuana to treat these diseases.I know that you dont enjoy to smoke it to benefit from M.M , so if u have had success near smoking alternatives for M.M please share ur story !
I have an Aunt with these diseases whos always within chronic pain shes taking so much strong meds like oxy, vicodin, and the patchs and they dont help her much ...and its hurting her body more afterwards helping
Shes very frail and can get very stressed at times so please share ur story it will be greatly appreciated
Don't basically throw a bunch of medical marijuana into brownies. Research how to make marijuana edibles on the internet. At the start of all of the recipes, you enjoy to first make cannabutter. Use that in whatever you want.
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I've had Lupus since I started college (4 years now)...I am moving to Texas in a couple days..I read on this website that Texas allows people to get prescribed medical marijuana.
.does anyone know if this is true? and if so, would I be able to get that prescription for lupus?
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i know marijuana is illegal but i have been ... i had the symptoms of lupus it helps all the symptoms and ... your health based on your medical ...
Marijuana and lupus
i know marijuana is illegal but i have been smoking it since i was young and it was only when i stopped taking it that i noticed i had the symptoms of lupus it helps all the symptoms and relaxes me i can think straight on marijuana so i have started taking it again and have a life that is much better quality and i no longer need anti depressants or pain killers,
other than filling my lungs with this i take care of myself making sure i drink plenty of fluids to flush my liver and i also take vitamins centrum. do you think marijuana could be a cure or a remedy for for some forms lupus?. ive heard you can get tablet form i dont know about australia though
Sorry but no reseach would indicate it to be effective.
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Lupus Forum - Advice Please - Teenage Girl - Lupus
I recently found out that the girl with lupus has been smoking marijuana and I am very ... I'd go for the weed were it ... I started smoking medical cannabis ...
September 6th, 2004
My daughter's best friend was diagnosed with lupus just about a year ago. She will be 15 in october. She suffered a severe stroke, and thank god is back to school and functioning almost 90%.
I recently found out that the girl with lupus has been smoking marijuana and I am very concerned about the medical aspect/effect this could have on her with this disease.
I would appreciate any comments.
replied November 14th, 2005
I had to take thc pills for one of the medicines that I was on for lupus- methotrexate- it made me throw up- and the doctor said that was fine, im not sure it has any negative affects on the disease, but I never had a flare up or anything.
replied November 17th, 2005
Lupus And Marijuana
While I don't advocate drug use, I have been researching the role medical marijuana could play in managing lupus. Because it has immunosuppressive properties, what I have read so far looks interesting, but is as of yet inconclusive. I will, however, be investigating the relationship pot could have with stroke activity, since I have just returned home from the hospital after having a mini stroke- my 2nd in 6 years, and after more than a year without a significant flare-up.
replied November 24th, 2005
About Pot And Lupus
Well everyone is effected different I will smoke occasionally and it helps my joints and stress but its bad obviously for your lungs and such.. It also depends on how much you smoke and what kind. I spoke with my dr about it and he did say whatever helps he cant tell me not to. So there are side effects to everything like you can become more sleepy, and even depressed.
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Fibromyalgia & Lupus - Grasscity.com Forums
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To those of you who don't know what the diseases are, having fibromyalgia is like having a single, enormous bruise around and inside your entire body, while lupus is like a cancer that eats at your immune system. The combination of these illnesses is extremely harsh.
Someone very close to me is suffering from both of these chronic pain illnesses, and I am trying to get her to try marijuana as a medicine.
Until about a couple years ago when I first began showing her all the good weed can do, she was against it completely. Now I'm finally beginning to open her eyes to the medicinal applications of weed.
She has gone through a myriad of pharmaceuticals, and needless to say none of them have done a whole lot of good. I believe weed is the answer, and that it will get rid of the pain. If weed can help multiple sclerosis, it can definetly help with fibromyalgia and lupus. All she is afraid of is "becoming a stupid stoner".
I was wondering if anyone on Grasscity has or knows somebody who has the diseases fibromyalgia and/or lupus, and is using medical marijuana as a medicine?
Seriously, if she refuses to check out a medical marijuana clinic (and there are plenty of them in California), I'm just gonna roll up some Maui Wowie and smoke it with her. Maybe that will further change her ignorant perception.
Disease specific MMJ strain list
He high lights Blueberry and Bubble Gum for pain relief form Fibromyalgia.
Check out the list, I've used Indicas in the past for when my MS Contin prescription runs out and I can't get a new 'script. OG Kush seems to be best for my post-op vertebra fusion after ruptured L4 and L5 disks. Thank God for marijuana.
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"Lupus and marijuana?": Lupus Community - Support Group
Up until a few months ago when I heard of medical marijuana use in my ... her not notice any other medical problems that may stem from her lupus (i.e. my mothers ...
My friends mom was recently diagnosed with Lupus and I was looking to do some research for her pain. My mother, similar to his mother (actually it is basically the same exact story), was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis a few years back when she began to experience extreme pain, numbness, headaches, and even blindness.
Up until a few months ago when I heard of medical marijuana use in my state being legal. Long story short, combined with the use of necessary pills, she tried it and made her feel better than just her medicine alone for sure. After experiencing the treatment a few times she says if she hadnt been taking a few of the medicines (i.e. xanax, oxycodone..etc.) could have definently been replaced as they relieved a lot of her symptoms She was able to get up and walk around and go about a semi-normal day instead of being in so much pain all the time and no anxiety attacks, and since then even less flare ups.
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Medical Marijuana Medical Conditions - Salem-News.Com
Jul 3, 2007 ... The disparate medical conditions for which marijuana/cannabis is ... ulcers, celiac disease, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, lupus, spondylitis, ...
Medical Marijuana Medical Conditions
Dr. Phillip Leveque Salem-News.com
Phillip Leveque has spent his life as a Combat Infantryman, Physician and Toxicologist.
U.S. states that have legalized the medical use of marijuana (as of 3/2007) Courtesy: NORML
(MOLALLA, Ore.) - The disparate medical conditions for which marijuana/cannabis is effective is astonishing. It must mean that many of the physiological and/or pharmacological effects are on cell membranes despite the fact that there are at least two different receptors, CB-1 and CB-2. Cannabis seems to work everywhere.
California physicians have tried it for many other conditions on the basis that their patients told them it was effective.
Some of them are: anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, brain trauma, ADD, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, agoraphobia, panic attacks, Tourettes syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux, ulcerative colitis, gastritis, ulcers, celiac disease, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, lupus,
spondylitis, scleroderma, psoriatic arthritis, interstital cystitis, Sjogrens, chronic fatigue, Bechets syndrome, polymyalgia rheumatica, optic neuritis, Lou Gehrigs disease, Parkinsons, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, senile dementia, sleep apnea, COPD, chronic sinusitis, and psoriasis.
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A medical marijuana casualty
Oct 30, 2007 ... They now have one less medical marijuana patient to worry about policing. ... For 22 years, Robin suffered the ravages of systemic lupus, a chronic ... world's leading…
A medical marijuana casualty
Tom Daubert - 10/30/07 | Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 12:00 am
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The nation's DEA agents can sleep a little easier tonight. They now have one less medical marijuana patient to worry about policing.
That's because Montana's leading medical marijuana patient-activist took her own life last week, a direct result of DEA actions earlier this year. Today, as the sad news spreads, every patient in the state and all their relatives and friends grieve the loss of Robin Prosser.
It's time for our federal government to end its anti-scientific and brutal war -- a war not on drugs, but on sick people like Robin.
For 22 years, Robin suffered the ravages of systemic lupus, a chronic condition that causes the immune system to attack one's own organs and tissues. For Robin, lupus meant a life of unrelenting pain and diverse, horrific side-effects. She was allergic to most of the prescription drugs her physicians tried. Only medical marijuana brought her the relief and comfort that made living bearable.
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Medical Marijuana, Medicinal Cannabis, Medical Weed, herb, pot, dope
In the past year, the journals read by the men and women who conduct research in the area of life sciences have included some interesting findings that relate to medical marijuana. For example, one team of researchers has found that by administering THC to mice, they can delay or even reverse the growth of a malignant tumor. Follow up studies re-affirm the connection between exposure of malignant cells to THC and observation of a condition known as apoptosis.
Apoptosis is a condition brought on by drastic and damaging changes in a malignant cell. The cell’s DNA undergoes a period of fragmentation. Tunnels begin to appear in its protective membrane. As those changes progress, they cause the death of the altered cell.
This week, the writer of this article received an interesting email from the web site ebiosciences.com. In that memo, a scientist shared this observation: “No matter how you pronounce it, Apoptosis is one of the most researched and published areas in life sciences.”
The author of that statement encouraged scientists to seek an answer to this question: “How is cell death regulated?”
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Cannabis May Suppress Immune System
Could Lead to New Autoimmune Disorder Treatments, Say Researchers
By Jeanie Lerche Davis
WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Michael Smith, MD
on Tuesday, April 15, 2003
April 15, 2003 -- Cannabis may offer hope to people with autoimmune disorders such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Cannabis seems to decrease inflammation in the body by suppressing certain parts of the immune system. Researchers are hoping this finding will lead to new treatments.
Previous studies have hinted at immune system abnormalities among cannabis users -- specifically, in the function of immune system cells called T lymphocytes and natural killer cells. While these cells help the body fight infections, no direct link with lowered immunity has yet been shown.
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