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Hygiene Practices, Cleanliness, 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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Coronavirus and Lupus | Things to Know

Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a respiratory disease related to the common cold....

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College and Life with Lupus: Services & Strategies

Living with lupus means dealing with plenty of challenges, and college can add to the list. But, university services can offer support to help you stay on track. Transitioning from being a child with lupus to being an adult with lupus is hard enough. But, add in going...

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Calorie-Restricted Diets, Healthy Eating, and Lupus

Diet can have a major impact on how we feel and is a crucial factor in maintaining a healthy weight. Calorie-restricted diets, including fasting, may offer support to Lupus Warriors -- but do they work? A calorie-restricted diet is more than just dieting to lose weight. They are diets that...

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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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Alcohol: Impacts on the Body & Risks with Lupus

Research into the potential health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption on the body can seem to change with the seasons. But, the known risks, including negative interactions with medications, are well documented. Is it bad for a person with lupus to drink alcohol? Unfortunately, the answer to that...

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Frustrations (and Remaining Optimistic) with Lupus

Living with lupus brings plenty of frustrations. Finding moments of optimism when you're feeling down is a key part of the battle. Fatigue, flares, medication side effects, physical challenges... there are plenty of frustrations to overcome when living with lupus. Remaining optimistic can be hard, but it's worth it. Research has...

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Gout, Uric Acid, and Lupus Nephritis

Sharp pains in the joints that seem to come and go at random. It sounds like lupus, but it could be a sign of gout. The pain associated with gout has been documented for millennia. Galen, the celebrated Greco-Roman physician, described the condition in his medical writings and...

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Leaky Gut, Increased Intestinal Permeability, & Lupus

Known colloquially as "leaky gut," increased intestinal permeability may be a risk factor for autoimmune diseases, including lupus. The lining of your intestines acts as a 4000 square foot barrier that walls the gut off from the bloodstream. It only lets small...

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Sugar & Health Risks for Lupus Warriors: Not So Sweet

Cutting sugar, especially processed sugars and carbohydrates, from your diet can be a challenge. But, it can lead to health benefits and fewer lupus flares. What would you cut first to decrease the amount of sugar you eat? Avoiding cookies, candies, and cakes is a good start....

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Tooth Decay, Dental Caries, and Lupus

Trips to the dentist aren’t really fun. But, they are crucial to oral health. Around 85% of Lupus Warriors experience tooth decay during the battle with lupus. As if the pain and fatigue wasn’t enough! Many people with lupus experience dental...