How Systemic Lupus Affects Children

In autoimmune diseases like lupus, the immune system, which normally attacks foreign invaders like viruses and bacteria, turns against the body’s own cells and tissues. Ninety percent of adult lupus occurs in women in their child-bearing years, but lupus can also be diagnosed in men and children. “We see systemic lupus in girls at the age…

Lupus During Pregnancy and how it affects…

If you have lupus – an autoimmune disease known more formally as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) – you’re probably wondering whether you can have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. The happy news is that if you take a few extra steps to keep your disease under control, your odds for a successful pregnancy are extremely high. WHAT…

How Lupus Affects Your Body

Lupus can affect just about any part of your body, but medicine can help prevent and ease problems. There are also steps you can take on your own to avoid the effects of lupus on your heart, skin, kidneys, eyes, and other areas. Heart and Lungs Lupus raises your chances of heart disease and stroke. This is probably due to the long-term inflammation that comes with lupus….

Lupus and Pregnancy: Risks and Management

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that mainly strikes women during their childbearing years. For many women living with the disease, that means pregnancy will become an issue at some point in their lives.A few decades ago, women with lupus were discouraged from having a family, but now that’s not the case. Most women living with the condition can have…

10 Early Signs of Lupus

What is lupus? Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes swelling (inflammation) and a wide variety of symptoms. Lupus affects everyone differently. Some people have only a few mild symptoms and others have many, more severe symptoms. Symptoms usually start in early adulthood, anywhere from the teen years into the 30s. People with lupus generally…

Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) – Treatment Overview

Your treatment choices for lupus depend on how severe your symptoms are, whether your organs are affected, and how much your symptoms are affecting your daily life. Your treatment plans should be tailored to your individual needs and will change over time, as the disease flares or ebbs. There currently is no cure for lupus….

9 Tips to Prevent Hair Loss in Lupus Patients

Many lupus patients suffer from hair loss. Sometimes it’s very mild and unnoticeable but for some, it can be quite severe and cause considerable anguish. To help you prevent lupus hair loss, we’ve put together a list of tips using information from Daily Health. Lupus or Medication? Establish the reason for your hair loss. Is it…

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus And Lupus Nephritis

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic inflammatory autoimmune disease that can affect any organ or tissue and is the prototypic autoimmune disease. As a multisystem disorder, SLE is heterogeneous in nature-no two cases of lupus are alike-and can affect multiple major organ systems in the body, one of its most severe manifestations includes renal…

List of Common Lupus Medications

Introduction Systemic lupus erythematosus, or lupus, is a chronic autoimmune disease. In autoimmune diseases, your immune system attacks itself. Lupus causes the immune system to mistake healthy tissues for germs, viruses, and other invaders. The system then creates autoantibodies that attack your body’s own organs. This attack can affect many parts of your body and…

LUPUS Facts symptoms, Rash and Effects

Lupus Overview Lupus — also known as systemic lupus erythematosus — is a disease of the immune system. Normally, the immune system protects the body from infection. In lupus, however, the immune system inappropriately attacks tissues in various parts of the body. This abnormal activity leads to tissue damage and illness. Who Gets Lupus? According…