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Living with Lupus

Hearing Loss, Ear Health, and Lupus

Living with Lupus

Artificial Sweeteners, Cutting Sugar, and Lupus

Tips and Tricks for Cutting Out Sugar: Should you use Artificial Sweeteners? When...

Day-to-Day Living

Alcohol: Impacts on the Body & Risks with Lupus

Research into the potential health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption on the body can...

Day-to-Day Living

Patient Self-Efficacy and Lupus

Medical compliance, or the proper use of prescribed therapies and medications, is important to the health of people with lupus, but approximately 50% of people with lupus are noncompliant. Why? And how can this be fixed? Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that...

Day-to-Day Living

Patient-Reported Outcomes, Quality of Life, and Lupus

Many aspects of lupus can't be recorded with tests. Patient-reported outcomes help Lupus Warriors and researchers better understand the impact of SLE. For Lupus Warriors, trusting your instincts is the way to go. You know the early warning signs of your flares. You know your...

Day-to-Day Living

Lupus Self-Management and Communication Strategies

An essential part of successful self-management (the management of one’s own condition and symptoms) is to communicate with others, not to do it on one’s own. What is self-management? Self-management is the continuous engagement in your illness, by actively participating in the...

Living with Lupus

Flu Season, Symptoms, and Lupus

Flu season means more than just a higher risk of getting the flu for people with lupus. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease. In autoimmune diseases, the immune system, which normally protects the body from pathogens, attacks the body instead and causes the symptoms...

Living with Lupus

Seasonal Affective Disorder, Changing Seasons, and Lupus

Lupus Warriors have no control over the weather, but as the season changes, the weather can become turbulent, and so can the symptoms of lupus. Systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE is an autoimmune disease that effects organs throughout the body, including the joints. Many people...

Diet

Gluten, Genetic Risk Factors, and Lupus

"Is there gluten in this?" People with celiac disease have 3x the risk of developing lupus, too. But, it can be hard to tell the conditions apart. Gluten is a group of proteins found in grains such as wheat, rye, spelt, and barley....

Living with Lupus

Seizures and Lupus

People with lupus sometimes experience seizures – ranging from mild to severe in intensity - as a part of their symptoms. How common are seizures for people with lupus? Seizures are a relatively common experience for Lupus Warriors. Though, prevalence studies have been limited due to small sample sizes. A...

Day-to-Day Living

Students and Lupus

What do you do when your child has lupus and it’s time to go back to school? School can be great for children. Not only is it a place where knowledge is absorbed and people shaped into good citizens, but it is also a place that fosters socialization...

Living with Lupus

Stress, Treatment, and Lupus

Managing stress is essential for people with lupus because stress can both make lupus worse and also cause lupus symptoms to appear in the first place. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. Every person with lupus has different...