Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s defense (immune) system attacks healthy cells. Lupus results in a chronic inflammatory reaction in various organs, especially the kidneys, joints, skin, and circulatory system.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s defense (immune) system mistakenly attacks healthy cells. Antibodies are produced, which then attack the body’s own cells, and are thus called autoantibodies. The result is a prolonged inflammatory reaction in various organs. The cause of SLE is currently not known.
Lupus predominantly affects women in childbearing age. People with lupus suffer from common complaints such as fever, weakness, and weight loss. It can also result in muscular and joint pain in several joints, as well as changes to the skin. A “butterfly rash” on the cheeks as well as oversensitivity to light of the skin are specific symptoms. Additionally, the heart, heart sac, lungs, kidneys, and even (though rarely) the brain can be affected.
Successful treatment includes medication that suppresses the immune system (cortisone and other immunosuppressants). Proper treatment can lead to a good prognosis. If the disease affects the kidneys, it may lead to kidney failure and if it affects the heart or brain it may have serious results.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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