Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common form of lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, meaning that the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy organs and tissue. Lupus can affect any part of the body, causing inflammation and damage in joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels, or the brain. More than 90% of people with lupus have skin rashes, often triggered by exposure to the sun, and about half have kidney and lung problems. Because lupus affects the joints, it is considered a rheumatic (arthritis) disease.
Signs and symptoms:
• Extreme fatigue
• Painful or swollen joints (arthritis)
• Muscle pain and stiffness
• Unexplained fever
• Skin rashes, including a characteristic “butterfly” rash over the nose and cheeks
• Kidney problems
• Hair loss
• Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
• Mouth and nose ulcers
• Headaches, migraine, seizures, stroke
• Photosensitivity (sensitivity to sunlight)
Most of the research on MSM has been done by Dr. R. Lawrence of UCLA in California. Both have treated many thousands of people who are afflicted with painful conditions with DMSO and MSM.
In their book, The Miracle of MSM, they report that MSM can deliver numerous benefits, including:
• Pain Relief
• Reduced Inflammation
• Increased Blood Flow
• Softening of Scar Tissue
• Control of Overactive Nerve Impulses
• Reduced Muscle Spasms
The recommended dosage is 1,000-2,000 milligrams daily for preventive purposes and for therapeutic purposes the dosage varies depending on body weight, sex and individual need.