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Skin Bacteria, Infections, and Lupus Flares

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Alcohol: Impacts on the Body & Risks with Lupus

Research into the potential health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption on the body can...

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Patient Self-Efficacy and Lupus

Medical compliance, or the proper use of prescribed therapies and medications, is important to...

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Patient-Reported Outcomes, Quality of Life, and Lupus

Many aspects of lupus can't be recorded with tests. Patient-reported outcomes help Lupus Warriors and researchers better understand the impact of SLE. For Lupus Warriors, trusting your instincts is the way to go. You know the early warning signs of your flares. You know your...

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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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Students and Lupus

What do you do when your child has lupus and it’s time to go back to school? School can be great for children. Not only is it a place where knowledge is absorbed and people shaped into good citizens, but it is also a place that fosters socialization...

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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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Swimming, Sun, and Lupus

Summer brings with it many fun activities for people with lupus, including swimming, that may have health benefits. However, it also has its challenges.  Summer is a mixed bag for people with lupus! Summer trips mean travelling, and travelling with lupus has many...

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Positive Affirmations and Lupus

Positive affirmations and positive thinking are two powerful strategies that can help Lupus Warriors improve self esteem, manage stress, & get motivated to take on challenges. Staying positive and motivated when dealing with lupus and its myriad symptoms isn’t easy. Over time, it’s easy to find yourself in...

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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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Caffeine Intake and Lupus | Staying Alert

Should you drink that brew? Coffee and other caffeine-containing foods are a mixed bag – both good and bad - for people with lupus. Fatigue is a common symptom of lupus, and it can come along with brain fog and

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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...