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Living with Lupus

Seizures and Lupus

Living with Lupus

Reflexology, Massage, and Lupus

Reflexology is a type of special massage used by Lupus Warriors to combat pain...

Medications

Cenerimod: A Potential New Lupus Medication

Research is underway to measure the effectiveness of Cenerimod, a new lupus medication. Early...

Day-to-Day Living

College and Life with Lupus: Services & Strategies

Living with lupus means dealing with plenty of challenges, and college can add to the list. But, university services can offer support to help you stay on track. Transitioning from being a child with lupus to being an adult with lupus is hard enough. But, add in going...

Living with Lupus

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Fertility, and Lupus

Fertility problems are common. Some women turn to in vitro fertilization to help get pregnant. While effective, it can add additional challenges for Lupus Warriors. In vitro fertilization, or IVF, is a type of fertility treatment that uses hormone treatments. It works like this: Hormone treatments...

Living with Lupus

Lupus Health Goals, Looking Ahead to 2020

Setting personal goals is a big part of maintaining your resolutions. As the year comes to an end, what are your health goals for 2020? And what steps are you going to take to make them happen? In order to stay motivated, identifying and setting goals is essential. Your goals...

Living with Lupus

Brain Symptoms, Brain Fog, and Lupus

Brain symptoms are the least acknowledged and most misunderstood symptoms of lupus. But over 50% of patients experience some sort of brain symptom in the course of their disease. Neuropsychiatric symptoms happen when lupus affects the brain, spinal cord, or any of the other...

Diet

Gluten, Genetic Risk Factors, and Lupus

"Is there gluten in this?" People with celiac disease have 3x the risk of developing lupus, too. But, it can be hard to tell the conditions apart. Gluten is a group of proteins found in grains such as wheat, rye, spelt, and barley....

Living with Lupus

Support from Caregivers That Works (& What Doesn’t)

Managing the ups and downs, the twists and turns, of lupus is an on-going battle. What support do Lupus Warriors find most useful and what else can caregivers do to help? No two people with lupus are alike. That doesn't just mean that symptoms and disease fluctuations are different (though...

Diagnosis

Hearing Loss, Ear Health, and Lupus

What's that? Hearing loss and other aural phenomenon may impact around 30% of people living with lupus. “Autoimmune inner-ear disease” (AIED) was first described by Brian McCabe in his landmark 1979 paper. McCabe reported on 18 patients whose lupus symptoms included...

Living with Lupus

Caregivers and Lupus Warrior Allies: Helping Advocate

Living with lupus is tough. But, being a caregiver comes with challenges, too. Lupus doesn’t just attack an individual – it hits the whole family network. You, the caregiver or ally (or the Lupus Warrior about to share this article) are not walking an easy path. It can...

Day-to-Day Living

Calorie-Restricted Diets, Healthy Eating, and Lupus

Diet can have a major impact on how we feel and is a crucial factor in maintaining a healthy weight. Calorie-restricted diets, including fasting, may offer support to Lupus Warriors -- but do they work? A calorie-restricted diet is more than just dieting to lose weight. They are diets that...