Lupus

Living with Lupus

Living with Lupus can be very challenging in your day-to-day life, for your family, as well as your career. Changes in your outward appearance, chronic fatigue, and the emotional hardship related to having a terminal illness can put a strain on your relationships. The more people around you who understand …

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How to Treat Lupus?

While there are multiple treatments available for lupus, there are no known cures at this time. Learning to manage flares is the key to treatment. Each patient will require a unique treatment plan, according to the different flares present as well as severity. Medications are available to aid in the …

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How is Lupus Diagnosed?

Medical professionals are usually hesitant to diagnose a patient with lupus because the symptoms vary from person to person.  Usually the diagnosis comes after a lengthy period of monitoring certain symptoms to determine how many remain. Commonly, there is a fluctuation in symptoms, which also plays a role in the …

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Symptoms of Lupus

Symptoms of Lupus, known as flares, can range from mild, moderate or severe. Mild cases, such as a skin rash, can be easily treated while others, such as major organ damage, can be life threatening. The number of symptoms at any given time can also vary and no two patients …

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What is Lupus?

By definition Lupus is inflammation that causes the body’s immune system to attack its own tissue cells as well as the body’s major organs (i.e. Heart, Lungs, Kidneys, Joints, Skin and Blood Cells). Medically speaking there are four types of Lupus, however Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is the most serious form …

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Symptoms of Lupus

Definition Lupus is defined as a chronic inflammatory disease that manifests when the body’s immune system begins attacking it’s organs. Any inflammation that is induced by lupus may affect multiple systems within the body, specifically the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, heart, and lungs. Lupus materializes more often in women …

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