What is Osteoporosis?
Your bones are in a constant state of regeneration ( as shown by the picture). As old bone tissue breaks down, your body replaces it with healthy new bone. As you grow older, your body loses bone mass faster than it can replace it.
What is Lupus?
Lupus is an autoimmune disease, in which your immune system, which usually fights off invading infections, attacks your own body instead. This leads to widespread tissue damage and inflammation that can affect many organs, including:Joints
Kidneys (lupus nephritis)
Butterfly-shaped rash across your cheeks
Skin lesions that appear or worsen in the sun
Joint pain stiffness and swelling
Headache, confusion, and memory loss
Fever with no known cause
Kidney damage is one of the most common complications of untreated lupus. As many as 50% of adults with lupus develop a kidney disease called lupus nephritis.
How is Lupus Treated?Dr. Gul has an extensive training in treating patients with lupus and she was part of multiple lupus clinical trails at National Institutes of Health(NIH) making her an expert in treating lupus. Dr. Gul develops an individualized treatment plan tailored to patients specific lupus symptoms. She offers innovative lupus treatments using biologic drugs and infusion therapies.