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Living with Lupus

Lupus Type 1 and Type 2: Symptoms and Treatment Distinctions

Living with Lupus

Immunosuppressive Drugs: Strategies for Staying Healthy

Immunosuppressive drugs reduce the activity of the immune system. They are vital...

Day-to-Day Living

The Weather and Lupus Symptoms

The old myth of achy joints predicting the weather? More true than...

Q&A Forum

Q&A Forum: Social Media & Lupus

Current world events have led to more isolation and less social interaction. Tools like social media have become a powerful source of information, research, and communication, especially as a way to learn more about health and wellness. Check out this month's Q&A Forum! Social media has become an integral...

Living with Lupus

Protect Yourself: Preventing Infection & Lupus

A suppressed immune system can leave you vulnerable to infection – but there are many ways to protect yourself. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means that the immune system - which is supposed to protect the body from disease - is turned against it instead....

Day-to-Day Living

Celiac Disease, the Immune System, and Lupus

Many Lupus Warriors also have celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that manifests as an abnormal sensitivity to gluten. The two diseases can be intertwined – with one’s symptoms affecting the other.  Having a sensitivity to gluten is a common experience. Gluten is a protein found...

Q&A Forum

Q&A Forum: Environment, Weather, & Lupus Symptoms

The environment can have an immense impact on your lupus symptoms. Factors, such as smog, pollen, air pollution, and change in the weather, can cause flares or increased symptoms. We ask Lupus Warriors how environmental factors have impacted their lupus symptoms. Check out this month's Q&A Forum! Changes in weather, pollutants,...

Living with Lupus

An Overview of the Human Immune System

The immune system protects the body from infection and disease. However, for people with lupus, this system misbehaves and begins attacking the body's own cells The immune system is a complex and multi-organ system. It's a complex organization that we don’t fully understand. Both disease-specific and...

Exercises

Good Exercises for Lupus Warriors

Exercise is vital for people with lupus – but many workouts that you can find online can be too intense. Start with the basics and do what you can – but definitely do some exercises! It will be worth it. Exercise keeps the body healthy in a...

Day-to-Day Living

Jennifer Shrier, LCSW: Emphasizing Support and Teletherapy

"Let’s Talk about Teletherapy the Same Way We Talk About Home Workouts and Toilet Paper." Jennifer Shrier, LCSW Jennifer Shrier LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with...

Living with Lupus

Voclosporin: A New Lupus Medication?

Voclosporin is a new immunosuppressant drug used to combat the symptoms of lupus nephritis. Aurinia, the maker of the medication, announced the submission of a FDA New Drug Application. Voclosporin is a medication produced by Aurina Pharmaceuticals. It is similar to Cyclosporine, another calcineurin inhibitor that...

Medications

An Overview of Common Lupus Medications

Lupus Warriors use many types of medications to treat lupus and its symptoms. Each lupus medication in your treatment plan serves a purpose, and comes with its own risks and rewards. What exactly you will need depends on your symptoms and on your body. Different symptoms require different treatment...