Lupus

Henry Small, MD PA -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Henry Small, MD PA

Orthopedic Surgeon & Regenerative Medicine Specialist located in Houston, TX

About 1.5 million Americans suffer from lupus. If you’re one of those sufferers, you will likely feel frustrated with symptoms like rashes, pain, and exhaustion. With more than 30 years of experience, talented physician Dr. Henry Small in Houston is ready to help you get back to a pain-free life through customized care, including regenerative medicine techniques. Book by phone or through the online scheduler today.

Lupus

What is lupus?

Lupus is a degenerative autoimmune condition. If you suffer from lupus, your immune system mistakenly perceives your healthy cells as dangerous invaders and launches a self-attack, much in the same way your immune system responds to harmful bacteria.

Lupus can cause damage all over your body, including your skin, joints, kidneys, cardiovascular system, and respiratory system.

What are the symptoms of lupus?

Lupus symptoms differ for every sufferer. Some of the most common lupus symptoms are:

  • Skin rashes, particularly a butterfly-like rash across the nose and cheek area
  • Exhaustion
  • Fever with no clear cause
  • Joint pain and swelling
  • Digestion issues
  • Chest pain when you breathe in
  • Hair loss
  • Anemia

These symptoms can be seen in other disorders or conditions, so it's essential that you be evaluated by an experienced physician like Dr. Small as soon as possible to get an accurate diagnosis.

What causes lupus?

At this time, researchers aren't certain what causes lupus. Although the cause isn't certain, there are three main risk factors to know about:

  • Sex: nine out of 10 sufferers are female
  • Genetics: if your mother or another immediate female relative has lupus, your risk of developing it is higher
  • Age: the majority of lupus sufferers are between 15 and 44

Because lupus does occur more frequently among women in their childbearing years, it's possibly connected to hormones.

What is the treatment for lupus?

Because lupus is an autoimmune disorder, Dr. Small's goal for lupus treatment is to replace your malfunctioning cells with new, fully functional ones. To do this, Dr. Small uses noninvasive regenerative cellular therapy.

During this regenerative medicine treatment, Dr. Small injects cord blood-derived stem cells where you need them. Stem cells can divide, multiply, and regenerate unlike any other type of cell in the human body. They can replace damaged or torn tissue with brand-new healthy tissue to bring you back to full health.

By adding the new stem cells, your damaged cells are outnumbered and this greatly limits lupus symptoms and reduces the chances of future flare-ups.

Use the online scheduler or call Dr. Henry Small for lupus support today.