Lupus - systemic lupus erythematosus

Published on Immune system, Skin.

This is considered to be an autoimmune disease. In this case, the immune system, which normally protects the body from germs, bacteria and viruses, loses discernment between what it should accept, like healthy tissues, and what it should reject. So, it produces antibodies that attack various healthy parts of the body, causing inflammation. Lupus comes from the Latin and means wolf. Erythematosus means red. Lupus erythematosus sores look like wolf bites.

Systemic or disseminated lupus erythematosus is much more serious than the discoid version.

It affects organs, especially the kidneys (renal insufficiency), the skin (particularly the face and hands), the mucosal areas of the mouth, the pharynx and nose, and the locomotor system, causing rheumatoid poliarthritis.

Skin problems are associated to incapacity to communicate and to a feeling of separation. The person feels separated from his clan, his family, and feels this separation as an aggression. And he tries to blame the other person for the aggression. As a result, he loses discernment. He feels enraged, attacked, and loses discernment regarding whom he should be with and whom he should not.

Who does he see as a wolf in his life? This person he sees as a wolf is close to him, he is either at home or is someone he has a relationship with.

The person’s face becomes affected and this fact may bring aesthetics-related further tension to the person: “I feel uglier”. This aggravates self-esteem and, consequently, it further confuses the person’s immune system.

Kidneys are linked to the relationship between two people, to lack of discernment and to the need to blame the other person for the bad relationship we have with him. The mucosal zones of the mouth (see Mouth sores are associated to the incapacity to communicate with someone and to give oneself to that person. The person wishes to have a good relationship with his partner, but that wish is stopped midstream. The pharynx is also associated to discernment regarding which food we should take (love is a form of nutrition), and which we should keep out. And poliarthritis is related to undervaluation. Therefore, the keywords for systemic lupus are: lack of discernment and undervaluation.

Systemic lupus erythematosus occurs more often in women.

Please see Lupus – discoid lupus erythematosus

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