Lupus & Autoimmune Treatments

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can manifest throughout the body – especially in the musculoskeletal system – in the form of pain and swelling. Your body mistakenly attacks healthy cells and can subsequently affect the skin, joints, lungs, heart, kidneys, blood vessels and brain. Early signs of Lupus can be easily dismissed because symptoms flare and then go into periods of remission. This causes a patient to think nothing is wrong with conditions temporarily gone. Taking the early signs of any autoimmune disease seriously is the first step to a healthier future. Get the right treatment at IBJI so you can continue living an active, fulfilling life.

When to See a Lupus Specialist at IBJI

Consult a Lupus and autoimmune disease specialist immediately when symptoms are easily noticeable and begin to flare once more. The faster our physicians can diagnose your condition, the faster we can put you on a treatment path. IBJI will perform laboratory tests that require blood and urine samples to test multiple blood cell levels, skin biopsies, kidney biopsies and possible imaging tests to accurately determine the severity of your autoimmune condition. Lupus care at IBJI is focused on subsiding flares and protecting the body from these recurring symptoms. The Illinois Bone and Joint Institute and our dedicated physicians want to raise Lupus awareness, see you maintain control of your health and cope with your autoimmune diagnosis. Contact us today and we’ll walk you through every step towards a worry-free, healthy life.

Common examples of Lupus symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Unexplained Fever
  • Kidney Issues
    • Inflammation
    • Darker Urine
    • Blood in Urine
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Pain in Side
  • Thyroid Issues
  • Swollen Joints
  • Rash
  • Hair Loss
  • Muscle Pain
  • Swollen Glands
  • Sun Sensitivity
  • Oral Ulcers
  • Chest Pain

IBJI physicians also treat the following autoimmune diseases.

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Graves’ Disease
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Hashimoto’s Disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Vitiligo
  • Scleroderma
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

An autoimmune disease specialist at IBJI will recommend the following treatments to reduce flares, help the immune system, balance hormones, reducing pain and educate the patient.

  • Therapy  & Rehabilitation
  • Medical Assistance
  • Coping and Support Services & Information

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