Managing Energy, The Spoon Theory, and Lupus
Lupus Warriors know the challenges of managing energy carefully. Explaining the delicate balance to others can be difficult, but not impossible. The Spoon Theory is a useful strategy A few years ago, Christine Miserandino wrote a post on the blog…
Topical Treatments for Cutaneous Lupus
Skin rashes and round lesions can be symptoms of cutaneous lupus. Topical treatments, including preventative creams, are often the first care strategy. Cutaneous lupus erythematosus is a form of lupus that is limited to the skin. But, cutaneous lupus also contains its…
Lupus Nephritis: 6 Classes of Kidney Disease
Caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis is a serious, and relatively common, kidney disorder. In September, Selena Gomez shared with her fans via Instagram that she had received a kidney transplant due to complications of lupus. The two kidneys…
Lupus Awareness, Selena Gomez, & Data
What does 127,000,000 Instagram followers do for lupus awareness? Quite a lot! Selena Gomez is the most followed person on Instagram with over 127 million followers. In addition to being a 25-year-old singer and actress, she is a Lupus Warrior who…
Lupus Fatigue & the Seasons: FSS Data
There have been over 942 responses to the Fatigue Severity Scale. Let's analyze the scores to look for seasonal lupus fatigue. In previous posts, we have looked at why we use the FSS to measure lupus fatigue and some initial results…
Drug-Induced Lupus Erythematosus (DIL)
Lupus symptoms, and a different diagnosis known as Drug-Induced Lupus, may develop as a result of taking certain medications. Drug-Induced Lupus (DIL or DILE) is an autoimmune disease (similar to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) caused by long term and chronic use…
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE)
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease and one form of lupus. This form of lupus is limited to the skin. Approximately two-thirds of people with lupus will develop some form of CLE. Skin disease in lupus can cause…
Lupus Nephritis
What is Lupus Nephritis? Lupus nephritis is an inflammation of the nephrons – structures inside the kidneys – that is caused by lupus SLE. Lupus nephritis affects anywhere from 40-60% of lupus patients Symptoms of Lupus Nephritis Weight gain High…
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
The most common type of lupus is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (eh-RITH-eh-muh-TOE-sus) It is often called SLE, or simply lupus. SLE is a chronic autoimmune disease and can range from mild to severe, with a range of effects on the body.…
Lupus Facts & Prevalence Statistics
You know you're not alone -- though it sure can feel like it sometimes. Let's look at some lupus facts! 💡 Learn lupus facts about the prevalence of the disease and important differences for people of different ages and races. 1.5 Million Americans have lupus…