Category «Lupus»

Recognizing and Controlling Lupus Flares

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by widespread inflammation throughout the body. It occurs when an individual’s immune system begins to attack their own body from the inside out. Lupus can possibly affect the joints, heart, kidneys, lungs, blood cells, and skin. Women are nine times more likely to be diagnosed with lupus …

The Lupus Disease and How to Understand It Better

Among all the autoimmune diseases there are, lupus is one of the most mysterious and, very often, most misunderstood ones. Lupus affects people of all ages, even children, but it is more commonly encountered among African Americans, Latino Americans and Native Americans and it can really affect one’s life in many ways. What is lupus …

Lupus: Does It Affect Pregnant Women?

We’ve come such a long way when it comes to science and technology that we sometimes think we are invincible. And yet, there are so many things we still have to understand – and the medical world is no exception from this. Sure, we now know a lot more about how to treat certain illnesses …

9 Warning Symptoms of Lupus You Should Know

Although no two cases of lupus are alike, there are symptoms—things that a person with lupus feels or experiences as opposed to a doctor testing for—that many with the disease notice. Common complaints include the following: Swollen, stiff, and painful joints Fever over 100 degrees F Fatigue Rashes on the skin and/or sensitivity to the …

Top 5 Common Mistakes in the Management of Lupus Nephritis

Abstract and Introduction Abstract Management of patients with lupus nephritis can be complex and challenging. We suggest that there are some widely held misconceptions about lupus, and unfortunately, these underpin the treatment of many patients. There is little evidence to support the common assumption that intravenous pulse cyclophosphamide is the best treatment for lupus nephritis. …