Can ANF Therapy® Help With Issues Related to Lupus?

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Can ANF Therapy® Help With Issues Related to Lupus?

The first written mention of Lupus disease dates to the Middle Ages, and still, this chronic condition is quite a mystery for science. Hippocrates described a disease with similar symptoms.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can attack a few different organs separately or simultaneously, especially the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys.

Statistics show that this condition impacts the health of approximately 1.5 million Americans and at least 5 million people globally.

  • – Although the disease can affect both sexes, 9 of 10 patients with some form of lupus are women, usually of childbearing age
  • – Most people with lupus develop the disease at the age between 15 and 44
  • – Study shows that women from ethnic minority groups tend to develop lupus at a younger age, with a higher mortality rate

Lupus is an autoimmune disease because the body loses the ability to recognize its tissues and cells and see them like enemy cells.

The organism generates antibodies to strike against its cells. The result is an autoimmune reaction that causes inflammation of certain organs. 

Lupus Symptoms​


Because of various symptoms that can show up in different life periods and without certain cause, this disease is one of the medical conditions that hold the title of 
the great imitator.

Some of the most common lupus symptoms are:

  • – Headache
    – Fatigue
    Pain and swelling in the joints, hands, feet, around the eyes
    – Sensitivity to light
    – Chest pain followed by deep breathing
    – A rash in the form of a butterfly over the nose and cheeks 

Around 70% of people with lupus will develop some sort of skin changes, while anemia is more common in children with SLE, over 50%.

Types of Lupus

When people talk about this condition, most often refer to SLE (lat. lupus erythematosus sistemicus), but there are four different types of lupus disease. 

Systemic Lupus erythematosus (SLE)

It is the most common form. It is called “systemic” because it can cause inflammation of multiple organs. This type of disease has specific changes of periods when the disease is active and periods of remission. 

Discoid (cutaneous) lupus (DEL)

Patients with discoid lupus have a form of disease limited to the skin area, and usually, it is less severe than SLE because changes occur only on the skin of the face, neck, and head. Only in about 10% of cases, Discoid lupus can develop in SLE.  

Drug-induced lupus (DIL)

It is caused by the chronic use of certain medications, such as hydralazine  (used in the treatment of high blood pressure), procainamide (used in the treatment of cardio arrest), and quinidine.

Neonatal lupus

It is a very rare shape of lupus when mothers’ antibodies affect the fetus. Usually, it will pass between 3-6 months of babies life.

Causes of Lupus

 

There is not one particular thing that can be the main cause(s) for developing a disease. Medical practice states that lupus is like a family disease. From that, we can conclude that genetic factor plays a significant role. 

Genetic predisposition with a combination of environmental factors can be the primary trigger.

One of the factors associated with systemic lupus erythematosus is vitamin D deficiency, while others also include:

-Exposure to extreme ultraviolet radiation

– Virus infections

– Certain medications

– Extreme stress

– Smoking

-Exposure to certain elements from the environment

Can ANF Therapy® Help With Lupus Issues?​

ANF Therapy® may help you decrease the risks of suffering a flare-up by approaching some of those factors that could aggravate the disease.

Stress management and feeling more calm will help you prevent the disease aggravation.

Other treatment goals are reducing inflammation to avoid further damage to organs and tissues and helping optimize the immune system to decrease the intensity and duration of flare-ups.

ANF Therapy® may help decrease pain and swelling, especially on your painful joints, which can increase your quality of life and give you some more energy.
Our main treatment goal will be to focus on calming inflammation on the skin, organs, and joints, to avoid further damage due to the development of the disease.

About ANF Therapy® 

ANF Therapy® uses circular ANF Discs which are applied directly on the skin after palpation and assessment by a trained ANF Therapist following the ANF Therapy Method, Patented Model no. U202030252, ES1259974.
The ANF Therapy® purpose is alleviation in injury and pain within minutes.

Our aim is that the patient experiences a reduction of pain and swelling, an increase in range of motion, and an improvement in quality of life-related to health. Non-transdermal non-invasive device, NO needles or chemicals are used.

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