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Cold Weather, Symptom Flares, and Lupus

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Tattoos and Lupus: Is There a Risk?

Tattoos are a part of many cultures and en vogue these days. But, what...

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Societal Expectations and Lupus

People with lupus often find it hard to live up to many...

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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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Air Quality and Lupus: Take a Deep Breath

Many Lupus Warriors are aware of the link between lupus and lung health, but the air we breathe can also affect lupus. The air we breathe is linked to many different health issues, and it goes far beyond lung infections and asthma. According to the World Health Organization...

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10 Challenges for Managing Lupus

Living with lupus means learning to overcome a wide range of challenges. How many of these ten are you familiar with? The most common type of lupus is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). But, there is plenty of variability in how the autoimmune disease presents....

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What You Need to Know About Neuropsychiatric Lupus

From fatigue to depression to psychosis, neuropsychiatric symptoms are both a common and major issue for people with lupus and one we know very little about. Nearly 50% of people with lupus experience some sort of brain or nervous system-related symptom related to their lupus. Despite...

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Lupus Recordkeeping: Tips, Tricks, and More

Keeping records is vital for people with lupus and it can identify triggers. Here are some tips, tricks, and pitfalls you will encounter along the way! Keeping track of what is and isn't working is a crucial part of treating lupus. But, simply remembering symptoms isn't...

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Physical Inactivity, Depression, and Lupus

People with lupus are both more likely to develop depression, and more likely to not live active lifestyles. The two are more deeply connected than many people realize. Depression and problems with keeping up physical activity are issues that many people with lupus face. Unfortunately,...

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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 t0 78% of...

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The Mediterranean Diet, Nutritional Value, and Lupus

Diet and proper eating habits are extremely important for people with lupus. But, where do you start and what health plans are worth trying? The Mediterranean diet may be able to help you prioritize the right foods for you. The Mediterranean diet is one of the...

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My Lupus Story: ZseTaun Washington

ZseTaun Washington, a Lupus Warrior and member of the LupusCorner community, was kind enough to share her personal lupus story.  "Have you ever been tested for lupus?" Those were the words that started it all. Dr. Thompson was my new doctor. I made an appointment because I needed him...