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10 Challenges for Managing Lupus

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Swimming, Sun, and Lupus

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

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The Four Subgroups of Systemic Lupus

Although all Lupus Warriors stand together under the same banner,...

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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...

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Hydration and Lupus

Water is vital to good health. What does water do for you, and how do you get enough of it? We need water, and quite a bit of it: According to the Mayo Clinic, we need approximately 2.7 liters (for women) to 3.7 liters (for...

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Managing Energy, The Spoon Theory, and Lupus

Lupus Warriors know the challenges of managing energy carefully. Explaining the delicate balance to others can be difficult, but not impossible. The Spoon Theory is a useful strategy A few years ago, Christine Miserandino wrote a post on the blog “But you Don’t Look Sick” called

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Age, Getting Older, and Lupus

The relationship between aging and lupus is a complicated one and can be difficult for people with lupus to navigate. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, SLE is a lifetime struggle and ageing adds new complications to the mix. Aging makes the body's systems more vulnerable to damage...

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Fun, Friends, and Activities for Lupus Warriors

It can be difficult to spend time with friends while having lupus, but the key is to be flexible and understanding, and find other, less-taxing ways to spend time with your friends. Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that affects organs throughout the body, including the joints,...

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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...

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Sleep Tips and Lupus

Tips and tricks for sleeping with lupus. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder, which means that it is heavily effected by stress and the general health of the body, including how well you are sleeping.  Sleep is important to a...

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Lupus Headaches: Causes, Types, and Treatments

Lupus headaches are a notorious and well-known symptom of lupus. However, they can also be difficult to describe for Lupus Warriors. Headaches are a common symptom of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Previous studies have varied on their expected prevalence, but up to 78% of...

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Tips & Tricks for Cleaning with Lupus

Cleanliness is good for physical and mental health, but pain and fatigue are obstacles to clean spaces for people with lupus. There are ways to make it easier, though.  Lupus can make it difficult to manage everyday tasks (and age does not make...