Flu Shots, Influenza, & Lupus
Life with lupus means living with a weakened immune system. This is an added challenge during flu season, but a flu shot may help. Influenza, or simply  the flu, is a seasonal disease that involves congestion, breathing difficulties, fever, aching…
Foot Issues, Jaccoud’s, Raynaud’s, & Lupus
Many Lupus Warriors experience foot issues like swelling and pain. While they can make it difficult to work, move around, and sleep, they can often be dealt with easily. Foot problems are a common symptom of lupus. The foot issues can take…
Steroid Tapering, Health Benefits, & Lupus
Changes in steroid dosing can be difficult to keep up with, but important for total health. Successful steroid tapering of prednisone has increased for Lupus Warriors since 2000, according to a study. During a lupus flare, you want to feel…
Gastrointestinal Tract, Digestion, and Lupus
From nausea and flatulence to diarrhea and abdominal pains, gastrointestinal issues are often under-discussed, but they can be a tell-tale sign of health for people with lupus. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is in charge of processing food to extract nutrients…
Type I Interferon & the Lupus TULIP Study
Living with lupus can mean feeling like your own body is working against you. Recent research into new treatments is exploring the effectiveness of type I interferons, a specific type of cytokine, for lupus relief. On August 31, 2018, AstraZeneca…
Art Therapy, Stress Management, and Lupus
Feeling overwhelmed from lupus or the daily grind? Art therapy may offer stress relief and a non-verbal outlet. Stress is a well-known trigger when it comes to lupus and other autoimmune diseases. During periods of high stress, both emotional and physical,…
Share Your Story: Sandra’s Diagnosis
Welcome to Share Your Story -- Where Lupus Warriors tell their own stories, in their own words. Editor's note: Share Your Story is a new segment where anyone can write personal pieces that will be published anonymously on LupusCorner.  If you…
Traveling with Lupus: Common Symptoms
Summer is approaching. That may mean that traveling is on the docket. Here are symptoms to notice and tips to know when traveling with lupus Long Transport Times Traveling in a plane or a car for a long period of time…
Salt (Sodium), Cardiovascular Health, & Lupus
#LupusWarriors are already predisposed to heart disease because of inflammation and stress. Sodium contributes to high blood pressure, but it also might be an environmental influencer of autoimmunity. Every living being on the planet needs salt. It’s essential for proper…
Osteoporosis, Bone Health, & Lupus
The connection between osteoporosis, bone tissue damage, and lupus. #LupusWarriors are at a greater risk for this health condition that can lead to fractures. Osteoporosis is a concern for all people as they age, but females #LupusWarriors are at an…