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…

10 Tips to Improve Living With Lupus

1 / 11   Smart Steps to Prevent Lupus Flares Healthy lifestyle choices are an important part of living with lupus. “This autoimmune disease can cause a lot of inflammation, most commonly in your skin and joints. But lupus can also affect other parts of the body,” says Olivia Ghaw, MD, assistant professor of rheumatology at the Icahn School…

7 Natural Lupus Treatments and Remedies

Natural Lupus Treatment According to the Lupus Foundation of America, people turn to diverse natural therapies and alternative medicines to help manage their symptoms. These can include homeopathy and use of herbs, chiropractic care, traditional Chinese medicine (such as acupuncture and tai chi), Ayurveda and yoga, naturopathy, massage therapy, meditation, and prayer/spirituality. Here are some of the most effective natural lupus…

5 Strategies for Coping With Lupus-Associated Brain Fog

Monday morning finds many of us feeling foggy, but 20 percent to 50 percent of people with lupus have a unique feeling of mental fogginess, including: Depression Memory problems Headaches Fatigue Confusion Other neurologic symptoms This set of symptoms, often called brain fog or lupus fog, is important to identify if you or a loved one has lupus. Knowing what to…

10 Tips for Meditating to Relax and Help Lupus Anxiety

Before I got lupus, I had no idea what an anxiety attack felt like, let alone how to work to stave one off. I’d always used meditation for personal focus and professional clarity. Meditation and mindfulness are how I have accomplished a lot of goals over the years but I never thought they would help me…

Lupus Stole Her Legs, Not Her Heart

Lupus stole Stacey Kozel’s use of her legs, but left her heart stronger than ever. “I want to keep going and living life,” said the woman from Pennsylvania now walking from California to Washington. Kozel is hiking the roughly 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail.  It’s a trip she says would take the average hiker five…

Finding the treatment approach for you

Lupus symptoms vary from one person to another. In many cases, the best treatment approach is with a health care team that will tailor treatment to your specific condition. Choosing the right doctor A rheumatologist, a doctor who specializes in diseases of the joints and muscles, generally treats people with lupus. If lupus has caused…