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Day-to-Day Living

Celiac Disease, the Immune System, and Lupus

Q&A Forum

Q&A Forum: Environment, Weather, & Lupus Symptoms

The environment can have an immense impact on your lupus symptoms. Factors, such as...

Living with Lupus

An Overview of the Human Immune System

The immune system protects the body from infection and disease. However, for...

Exercises

Good Exercises for Lupus Warriors

Exercise is vital for people with lupus – but many workouts that you can find online can be too intense. Start with the basics and do what you can – but definitely do some exercises! It will be worth it. Exercise keeps the body healthy in a...

Day-to-Day Living

Jennifer Shrier, LCSW: Emphasizing Support and Teletherapy

"Let’s Talk about Teletherapy the Same Way We Talk About Home Workouts and Toilet Paper." Jennifer Shrier, LCSW Jennifer Shrier LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with...

Living with Lupus

Voclosporin: A New Lupus Medication?

Voclosporin is a new immunosuppressant drug used to combat the symptoms of lupus nephritis. Aurinia, the maker of the medication, announced the submission of a FDA New Drug Application. Voclosporin is a medication produced by Aurina Pharmaceuticals. It is similar to Cyclosporine, another calcineurin inhibitor that...

Medications

An Overview of Common Lupus Medications

Lupus Warriors use many types of medications to treat lupus and its symptoms. Each lupus medication in your treatment plan serves a purpose, and comes with its own risks and rewards. What exactly you will need depends on your symptoms and on your body. Different symptoms require different treatment...

Q&A Forum

Q&A Forum: Staying Active and Engaged

Staying active during the COVID-19 pandemic can be difficult. How are Lupus Warriors staying engaged? Check out this month's Q&A Forum! Staying engaged, both mentally and physically, is an important part of life with lupus. A global survey of nearly 5,000 people with lupus released in 2019 by the World...

Diet

Autoimmune Protocol Diet (AIP) for Lupus

The foods we eat impact how our bodies (and autoimmune systems) function. The Autoimmune Protocol Diet (AIP) may help reduce lupus inflammation & flares. But, research is still limited. These days, it seems like eating well is more complicated than ever. You have to buy the right foods,...

Day-to-Day Living

Hygiene Practices, Cleanliness, and Lupus

Good hygiene, the practice of keeping yourself and your living space clean, is an important part of remaining healthy. These days, it's absolutely essential for everyone, including Lupus Warriors. Hygiene comes from the Greek word “Hygieninos” which translates roughly as “healthful.” The word also is related to Hygia, the...

Living with Lupus

NSAIDS, Pain Management, & Lupus

NSAIDs such as aspirin and ibuprofen can help reduce pain and inflammation in people with lupus. In fact, about 80% of Lupus Warriors include the medication as part of their treatment plan. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, or NSAIDs, work by blocking Cyclo-oxygenase enzymes, also known as COX enzymes. These enzymes...

Day-to-Day Living

Tattoos and Lupus: Is There a Risk?

Tattoos are a part of many cultures and en vogue these days. But, what are the potential risks for Lupus Warriors? Tattoos are a permanent image on the skin formed by injecting and embedding tiny particles of pigment into it. These particles are suspended in...