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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Overweight and lupus
Thank you so much for your information, it was very helpful. I was dx with lupus two years ago. I am an LPN working with Alzheimers/Dementia patients. Question? Being 100+ overweight, will this have an effect with a patient that has Lupus? Thank you,
Although, there is no direct impact of weight on lupus, some complications of lupus and obesity may intersect. For example, both overweight and lupus patients have a relatively increased susceptibility to atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, and their complications. Additionally, drugs such as prednisone that are used for lupus may further increase weight.
Ram Raj Singh, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati