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Hydration and 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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Positive Affirmations and Lupus

Positive affirmations and positive thinking are two powerful strategies that can help Lupus Warriors...

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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...

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What Not to Say to Someone With Lupus

Lupus warriors know all too well that words can hurt just as much as sticks and stones. A little empathy and sympathy go a long way. People say the darndest things, and even the most well-intentioned people can say things that can deeply wound people with...

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Pre-Made Meals and Delivery Plans for Life with Lupus

Eating right can take a lot of time and money, but new options can take the pain out of food prep. Meal deliveries can take the guesswork out of planning and take shopping and cooking off of the to-do list. Eating healthy can be a...

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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...

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Pets, Health Benefits of Animals, & Lupus

“Sometimes it feels like my pet is the only one that understands me,” is a common refrain for many Lupus Warriors. Beyond being good listeners and friends, pets may also offer some health benefits for people with lupus. You’ll see videos of animals being...

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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...

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Cold Weather, Symptom Flares, and Lupus

Cold weather can bring lupus flares with it, but the reasons behind these flares are not fully understood. How can you prepare yourself for the cold months? Most people with lupus are, unfortunately, very familiar with symptom flares. The triggers that cause...