Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) at Rheumatology DRHC Dubai

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organs and systems in the body. It is a complex condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own tissues, leading to inflammation and damage. At Dr. Rami Hamed Medical Center, Dubai, our team of rheumatologists specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of SLE. We are committed to providing our patients with personalized care and effective treatment options to help them manage their condition and improve their quality of life.

Causes of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE):

The exact cause of SLE is not known, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic, environmental, and hormonal factors. SLE occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own tissues, leading to inflammation and damage. Several factors can increase the risk of developing SLE, including:

  • Gender: SLE is more common in women than men.
  • Age: SLE can occur at any age, but it is most commonly diagnosed in women of childbearing age.
  • Family history: Having a family history of SLE or other autoimmune diseases increases the risk of developing the condition.
  • Ethnicity: SLE is more common in people of African, Asian, and Hispanic descent.
  • Hormonal factors: Hormonal changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy or after menopause, can trigger SLE in some people.

Symptoms of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE):

The symptoms of SLE can vary from person to person and may come and go over time. Common symptoms of SLE include:

Diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE):

SLE is diagnosed using a combination of medical history, physical examination, blood tests, and other diagnostic tests. These tests can help determine the type and severity of SLE and guide treatment.

Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE):

Treatment for SLE depends on the specific symptoms and how severe the condition is. Treatment options may include:

  • Medications: Several medications are available to help reduce inflammation and suppress the immune system.
  • Lifestyle changes: Eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can help manage SLE symptoms.
  • Supportive care: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and counselling can help manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

If you are concerned about SLE or are experiencing symptoms of the condition, it is important to see a rheumatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards better health and wellness.


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