Voice Loss, Hoarseness, & Lupus Symptoms ­čŚú´ŞĆ
Lupus Warriors know that lupus symptoms can show up all throughout the body, from head to toe. Recent research suggests another potential lupus sign: voice loss. At an overview level,┬álet's┬ástart by exploring┬áhow the speaking voice is┬áproduced. There are 3 main…
Fibromyalgia & Lupus: Comorbidity of Illnesses
Fibromyalgia, also known as 'fibro' or FMS, is a chronic condition that causes generalize and widespread pain. And it's common alongside lupus. Lupus and fibromyalgia are two conditions that are similar to one another. They cause similar symptoms to the…
Dementia, Cognitive Impairment, & Lupus
Difficulties with memory and recall are common┬áchallenges┬áwith lupus. And, new research suggests SLE can increase the risk of dementia. Many Lupus Warriors experience feelings of confusion and forgetfulness as a result of lupus. In fact, surveys have shown that up…
Obesity, Weight Issues, & Lupus Symptoms
Between medication side effects and the challenges of life with lupus, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Battling a lupus flare? The steroids often used to battle lupus can cause people to gain weight. And, even when…
Predicting a Lupus Flare – Can it be Done?
Headed towards a lupus flare? New research into predictive biological markers may hold the answer. Lupus┬ásymptoms┬ácan come and go depending on the activity of the disease. When symptoms are light, or not present, lupus is in quiescence (or "remission"); when…
Lupus Brain Fog: What Can You Do?
"Wait... What was I doing here?" Between 20% and 60% of lupus warriors battle lupus brain fog. If you are battling lupus and find yourself feeling confused, fatigued, or forgetful you are not alone. Perhaps up to half of all…
Lupus Nephritis: 6 Classes of Kidney Disease
Caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis is a serious, and relatively common, kidney disorder. In September, Selena Gomez shared with her fans via Instagram that she had received a kidney transplant due to complications of lupus. The two kidneys…
Eye Health, Ocular Manifestations, & Lupus
Lupus┬ácan cause damage┬áto joints and organs throughout the body, including the eyes. Stay sight-safe by knowing potential complications. Not all┬áocular complications are┬áa result of lupus. Medications and other lupus treatments can also cause issues with various parts of the eye.…
Trauma & PTSD Increase Lupus Risk 3x
Stress can lead to lupus flares & a lower quality-of-life. But, new research suggests trauma and PTSD may even increase the risk of developing lupus. The link between stress and lupus symptoms is nothing new -- though that doesn't make…
Asthma, Pleurisy, the Lungs, & Lupus
Asthma, a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways & lungs, adds challenges to life with lupus. But, asthma is not the only pulmonary┬áconcern. Symptoms like coughing, wheezing, and shortness-of-breath should not be ignored. If you are experiencing chest pains or┬áif…