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Diagnosis

AI, Machine-Based Learning Software, and Lupus

Living with Lupus

Stress, Treatment, and Lupus

Managing stress is essential for people with lupus because stress can both make lupus...

Medications

Anticoagulants and Lupus

Anticoagulants are an important tool for maintaining heart, lung, and brain health for people...

Research

The History of Lupus

Lupus has a long history of being misunderstood. However, here in the 21st century, we can finally do something about it! Lupus is a difficult disease to research and understand, and it is still heavily misunderstood. What we do know is that lupus...

Research

Virtual Reality, Pain Relief, and Lupus

Can virtual reality be used to treat lupus and lupus pain? The answer is yes! Virtual reality is incredible! VR headsets can bring people into in-depth virtual worlds with beautiful graphics, audio and music that can come from anywhere in the space. People can transport themselves anywhere they...

Medications

Remission and Lupus

Although lupus is not a curable disease, it can be treated to the point where people no longer experience symptoms. This is called remission. Remission is a term used to describe the reduction, into nothing, of the symptoms of an autoimmune or chronic disease for three...

Research

Refractory Lupus: A Different Approach

Some people with lupus don’t find relief from their symptoms with normal treatment. This is known as Refractory Lupus, and it requires a different approach. Lupus treatments have come to a point where long-term survival and even remission is possible. However, many people don't respond or find their...

Research

Mesenchymal Stromal Cells, Cellular Therapy, and Lupus

Cellular therapy, such as Mesenchymal Stromal Cells, might succeed where other lupus treatments fail for people with SLE.  Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases involve body’s natural inflammatory response, which the body uses to fight...

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Lupus

Traumatic events can lead to mental strife that lasts a lifetime. Not only that, they cause physical symptoms, too -- even making a person more susceptible to lupus flares. Changes in hormone levels, stress-linked protein levels occur in response to trauma. These events can even mark...

Living with Lupus

Menstruation and Lupus

Because changing hormone levels effect the immune system in a big way, menstruation cycles, also known as periods, can seriously effect lupus symptoms. Systemic Lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that disproportionately affects women. In fact, 78% of people with autoimmune...

Medications

Antimalarial Drugs and Lupus

Antimalarial drugs are medications that were originally used to treat malaria. But, research shows they are also highly effective at combatting lupus. Antimalarials are used to treat malaria, a parasitic infection caused by the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. The parasite eats red blood cells, causing...

Living with Lupus

Women and Lupus: The Impact of Genetics & Hormones

Genetics and hormones both contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases. And, women are nine times more likely than men to be battling autoimmune diseases like lupus. Autoimmune diseases are a broad collection of over 100 diseases characterized by autoimmunity -- a condition where the body's immune...