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Exercises

Good Exercises for Lupus Warriors

Living with Lupus

Menstruation and Lupus

Because changing hormone levels effect the immune system in a big way,...

Q&A Forum

Q&A Forum: Community Lupus Stories

This week we share the personal lupus stories from our

Diet

Lupus Diets: An In-Depth Review

The foods you eat have a huge impact on the way you feel and your immune system. Eating a healthy diet is particularly important for people with lupus, and there are many options available. It can be difficult to find the right one to fit...

Medications

Antimalarial Drugs and Lupus

Antimalarial drugs are medications that were originally used to treat malaria. But, research shows they are also highly effective at combatting lupus. Antimalarials are used to treat malaria, a parasitic infection caused by the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. The parasite eats red blood cells, causing...

Living with Lupus

Women and Lupus: The Impact of Genetics & Hormones

Genetics and hormones both contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases. And, women are nine times more likely than men to be battling autoimmune diseases like lupus. Autoimmune diseases are a broad collection of over 100 diseases characterized by autoimmunity -- a condition where the body's immune...

Living with Lupus

The Skin Microbiome and Lupus

The microorganisms on the skin, known as the skin microbiome, effects the health of people with lupus, both in terms of vulnerability to infection and in inflammation. Bacteria play an important role in the human body, particularly in the intestines where they help break down...

Living with Lupus

Direct-To-Family (Decentralized) Clinical Trials

Direct-to-family -- also known as decentralized or remote -- clinical trials could open the doors for new treatments and understanding of lupus. One of the main hurdles to lupus drug development is getting enough people for a clinical trial. Clinical trials assess the effectiveness...

Diagnosis and Tests

Measuring Lupus Disease Activity Over Time

Some say that the only thing constant is change. This can feel especially true for Lupus Warriors. Despite the value of tracking disease activity, measuring lupus disease activity remains a challenge. Accurate, reliable measurements of disease activity are a crucial element of healthcare and research. Identifying changes in lupus disease...

Living with Lupus

What is Autoimmune Hypophysitis?

Autoimmune hypophysitis is a chronic inflammation of the pituitary gland that can happen alongside autoimmune diseases like lupus. It leads to a host of additional symptoms. Autoimmune hypophysitis (AH or lymphocytic hypophysotis) is chronic inflammation of the pituitary gland. This causes the gland to...

Living with Lupus

Hydroxychloroquine and NSAIDs: Protecting the Organs

Hydroxychloroquine and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are important medications for people with lupus that can protect against organ damage in SLE. There are many lupus medications, including the ever-important corticosteroids. However, two in particular stand out as low-cost, well-tolerated treatments that help to limit organ damage:

Living with Lupus

Stroke Risk Factors and Lupus

People with lupus have a higher risk of developing strokes and experiencing lingering neurological effects. A recent study found that 3.1% of Lupus Warriors experienced any type of stroke Lupus affects every organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of the circulatory...