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Living with Lupus

Estrogen, Sex Hormones and Lupus (SLE)

Day-to-Day Living

10 Challenges for Managing Lupus

Living with lupus means learning to overcome a wide range of challenges....

Day-to-Day Living

Swimming, Sun, and Lupus

Summer brings with it many fun activities for people with lupus, including swimming, that...

Day-to-Day Living

The Four Subgroups of Systemic Lupus

Although all Lupus Warriors stand together under the same banner, understanding the differences between the subtypes of SLE can help us understand and better treat lupus. Lupus is an inflammatory disease that effects organs throughout the body through immune system cells called...

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...

Living with Lupus

Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome and Lupus

People with lupus can often have other autoimmune disorders as well. Because the different disorders interact, this makes treatment and management complicated. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is known as the "great imitator" because it has so many potential symptoms that it can mimic many other...

Living with Lupus

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Fertility, and Lupus

Fertility problems are common. Some women turn to in vitro fertilization to help get pregnant. While effective, it can add additional challenges for Lupus Warriors. In vitro fertilization, or IVF, is a type of fertility treatment that uses hormone treatments. It works like this: Hormone treatments...

Living with Lupus

Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Lupus: Is there a link?

Hidradenitis Suppurativa is an autoimmune disease that sometimes occurs alongside lupus. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease, where the immune system attacks the body's own cells. With Systemic Lupus, the whole body is affected. However, in Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE,) skin-related symptoms such as rashes, lesions,...

Medications

Calcineurin Inhibitors and Lupus

Calcineurin inhibitors are important medications for lupus that are particularly important for people with lupus nephritis. Calcineurin is a hardworking molecule found in everything from plants to insects to humans. Calcineurin gets its name from the metal calcium (Ca on the periodic...

Living with Lupus

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...

Living with Lupus

Monoclonal Antibodies, the Immune System, and Lupus

Monoclonal antibodies are lab-made molecules. They help the immune system to target and attack foreign invaders. And, when it comes to managing lupus, they offer hope for new treatments. The immune system works by sending specialized cells after targets that the body has marked with “flags”...

Living with Lupus

The Lupus Mindset: Turn Those Can’ts into Cans!

Even if you don’t feel like it at the time, there is a lot that you can do with lupus.  People with lupus are under a lot of stress and surrounded by a lot of negativity. There are a lot of things that you were once able to do, that...