Women, Hormones, and Lupus
Dr. William C. Shiel Jr., Chief Medical Editor of Medicinenet.com, discusses Women, Hormones, and Lupus
The following is a partial transcript taken from this audio broadcast:
"Lupus, otherwise called systemic lupus erythematosus, is a classic autoimmune disease, What that means is for some reason at a certain point in life, one's own immune system attacks the tissues and therefore one develops autoimmunity. The result of that potentially is inflammation of various tissues of the body. Lupus is felt to be caused by a potential variety of factors, including genetics, hormonal influences, for example we know that lupus occurs 8 times more frequently in women than men, possibly certain viruses that a person can be exposed to..."
Listen to the entire audio segment of Research in Perspective on Women, Hormones, and Lupus in this edition of / Doctors on Health /.