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Lupus Symptoms

Humidity and Lupus

Diagnosis

Infectious Processes and Lupus

Infections from pathogens like bacteria, viruses, and fungi are a major issue...

Living with Lupus

Platelet Counts, Thrombocytopenia, and Lupus

Lupus can have far reaching impacts throughout the body. Low platelet count,...

Living with Lupus

Lupus Psychosis and Brain Inflammation

3-5% of people with lupus experience psychosis, a severe mental illness and break with reality caused by inflammation in the brain. Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE) is a chronic disease where a person's immune system attacks their own cells, a process known as "autoimmunity." SLE...

Day-to-Day Living

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,...

Living with Lupus

Cognitive Development of Children and Lupus

Inflammation and medications can have profound impact on tissues within the body. But, can they impact the cognitive development of children in utero? New research identified no major harmful effects on children's nuerocognitive development. For Lupus Warriors considering becoming pregnant, the health and safety of their future child...

Living with Lupus

Overcoming Difficulties Maintaining Employment with Lupus

Lupus can get in the way of many aspects of day-to-day life. Working with lupus is possible – but may require some adjustments and a little self-forgiveness. Muscular weakness, fatigue, stress, and doctors’ appointments can make work and school difficult for people...

Lupus Symptoms

Fatigue and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Lupus

Fatigue is a well-known symptom of lupus. Neurological symptoms, though also common, are less discussed. Now, new research is identifying links between the two. Neurological symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are not uncommon. These symptoms include: Brain fog

Lupus Symptoms

Overheating, Thyroid Disease, and Lupus

The summer months bring the heat -- and plenty of sweating and hot flashes. Many Lupus Warriors experience heat-intolerance and are at an increased risk of overheating 🌵☀️ Feeling hot? People with autoimmune diseases frequently experience heat intolerance when the mercury rises. This means the body struggles to regulate temperature,...

Living with Lupus

An Overview of the Human Immune System

The immune system protects the body from infection and disease. However, for people with lupus, this system misbehaves and begins attacking the body's own cells The immune system is a complex and multi-organ system. It's a complex organization that we don’t fully understand. Both disease-specific and...

Symptoms

Renal Failure, Proteinuria, and Lupus Nephritis

Up to 1/3 of people with lupus will experience kidney involvement as inflammation damages the kidneys. The damage can be so severe the kidneys can no longer function, known as renal failure. The kidneys are responsible for filtering toxins and waste out of the blood. Damaged kidneys are...

Living with Lupus

Moon Face, Facial Swelling, and Lupus

Moon face is a colloquial name for extreme facial swelling. It is a common side effect of certain lupus medications, especially prednisone. We humans are visual creatures. Our face is deeply linked to our identity. Moon face, a swelling or rounding of the face, can have an intense impact on...