Unfortunately, sometimes an individual’s body will attack its own tissues, causing an autoimmune skin disorder. This can affect many different tissues within the body, including muscles, joints, organs and other bodily tissues. However, one tissues that is most commonly affected is the skin, and one of the most treated autoimmune skin disorders here at Azeal Dermatology Institute in Boulder, is lupus.

What is lupus?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease classified as chronic (symptoms and signs tend to last longer than six weeks to years), that can damage any element of the body. Although it can affect joints, and organs within the body, skin is the most prominently affected component.

Why do individuals get lupus?

Some individual’s immune systems don’t have the ability to fight off germs, bacteria and viruses. In an immune system without an autoimmune disorder, individuals have what are called “antibodies” to protect their body from any type of invader, such as the flu virus. When you have an autoimmune disorder, your body cannot tell the difference between healthy cells and foreign invaders, which creates autoantibodies. Autoantibodies are what attack and destroy healthy tissues, creating damage, pain and inflammation in various parts of the body.

If you have been diagnosed with lupus, we encourage you to reach out to us!

We have the experience and expertise you need and can trust to treat your lupus as best as possible. With our techniques, we know we can help you feel healthy again. Join us online today by filling out a contact form. If you need immediate assistance, call us at 530-530-9325.