Category «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 …

Lupus Diet Recommendations – 10 Food That Reduce Inflammation!

Medical experts are not in complete agreement about what the lupus diet should include. Healthy eating habits should be followed, regardless of whether you have lupus or not. However, there are quite a few foods that can cause the symptoms of lupus to worsen, so they should not be eaten at all. These are the …

Top 10 Symptoms of Lupus You Still Don't Know About

Because the symptoms of lupus are not the same in all patients, this is a notoriously difficult disease to diagnose. In some cases, mild symptoms like mouth sores and moderate pain can go on for years before testing for lupus is suggested by a doctor. However, most people are able to tell when something just …

Top 7 myths About Lupus That People Still Believe

Myth 1: Lupus is contagious. No. Lupus is not contagious. Lupus is an autoimmune disease & is not caused by a virus/ bacteria or other infectious agent. Hence it is not transmitted from one person to other. However, it may be transmitted by mother to her unborn baby due to transfer of antibodies across the …

4 Celebrities With Lupus You Can’t Even Believe

Lupus has many shades. It can affect people of different races, ethnicities, and ages, both men and women. It can look like different diseases. It’s different for every person who has it and anyone can get it. But African Americans are four times more like to be lupus victims than other races. Following is a …

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 …

5 Things You Can Do About Lupus Hair Loss and Alopecia

Even though losing hair can be scary, it can often be covered up and is usually treatable. Hair can take up to six months to grow back but there are things that can be done in the meantime to minimize the appearance of hair loss. Here are 5 tips that can make you feel more …

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. …

The 10 Common Symptoms of Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means the body attacks its own cells and organs—including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys, and brain—because it can’t differentiate between foreign germs and viruses and healthy cells. When the body’s immune system turns on itself, the inflammation, pain, and swelling that’s so familiar to lupus sufferers can …