Living with Lupus

Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome and Lupus


Lupus Nephritis, Dialysis, and Flares

Lupus Nephritis: Do Flares Happen on Dialysis? Dialysis is a treatment for lupus nephritis that...


Refractory Lupus: A Different Approach

Some people with lupus don’t find relief from their symptoms with normal treatment. This...

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The Pancreas and Lupus

Although uncommon, lupus can attack the pancreas, an organ near the stomach that helps the body process food into nutrients.  The pancreas is very important, since it produces the enzymes that the body uses to breakdown proteins, sugars, fats, and starches into a form that the body's cells...

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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 “But you Don’t Look Sick” called

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What You Need to Know About Neuropsychiatric Lupus

From fatigue to depression to psychosis, neuropsychiatric symptoms are both a common and major issue for people with lupus and one we know very little about. Nearly 50% of people with lupus experience some sort of brain or nervous system-related symptom related to their lupus. Despite...

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T Cells, the Immune System, and Lupus

T cells are important components of the immune system, but also of autoimmune disease. Regulating T cells is a potential key to reducing symptoms of lupus. T cells are a special type of white blood cell that come from the thymus known as a lymphocyte. White blood...

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Lupus Type 1 and Type 2: Symptoms and Treatment Distinctions

When considering treatment options for Lupus Warriors, clinicians should focus on key symptoms. These symptom groups, coined Type 1 and Type 2, manifest from different biological activity. Systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE, is the most common type of lupus. SLE is usually what people mean when...

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Estrogen, Sex Hormones and Lupus (SLE)

Hormones, including the hormones associated with sex and sex expression, also impact the immune system. Because of this, they can have complex interactions with SLE. Hormones are chemicals that different cells in the body use to communicate with each other. By communicating, cells are...

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An Overview of the Human Immune System

The immune system protects the body from infection and disease. However, for people with lupus, this system misbehaves and begins attacking the body's own cells The immune system is a complex and multi-organ system. It's a complex organization that we don’t fully understand. Both disease-specific and...

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LupusCorner Insights | Learning with the Community

May is Lupus Awareness Month and an opportunity to share learnings from LupusCorner Insights! Lupus is an incredibly heterogeneous disease. That means that it manifests differently for nearly every Lupus Warrior. Some people will experience certain symptoms while others won't. A medication can work wonders for some and not at...

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NIH Funding and Lupus

The National Institute of Health, or NIH, is a part of the federal government that is responsible for funding, facilitating, and conducting research that improves the health of the nation and the world. Autoimmune diseases, including lupus, are a major health problem for the American people. Because of...