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Lupus Symptoms

Itchy Skin, Hives, & Rashes with Lupus

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Lower Back Pain, Chronic Inflammation, & Lupus

Many Lupus Warriors, particularly people with nephritis, struggle with constant aches & lower back...

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Fevers and Lupus

Fevers are a common symptom of lupus flares but can also be...

Living with Lupus

The Skin Microbiome and Lupus

The microorganisms on the skin, known as the skin microbiome, effects the health of people with lupus, both in terms of vulnerability to infection and in inflammation. Bacteria play an important role in the human body, particularly in the intestines where they help break down...

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Humidity and Lupus

Seasonal temperature changes add to the challenges of life with lupus. Humidity plays a roll -- and it makes hot summer days feel even hotter. Lupus is notoriously challenging to manage. It can seem like almost anything can trigger a flare - as if...

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...

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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

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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,...

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T Cells, the Immune System, and Lupus

T cells are important components of the immune system, but also of autoimmune disease. Regulating T cells is a potential key to reducing symptoms of lupus. T cells are a special type of white blood cell that come from the thymus known as a lymphocyte. White blood...

Living with Lupus

Brain Symptoms, Brain Fog, and Lupus

Brain symptoms are the least acknowledged and most misunderstood symptoms of lupus. But over 50% of patients experience some sort of brain symptom in the course of their disease. Neuropsychiatric symptoms happen when lupus affects the brain, spinal cord, or any of the other...

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Depression, Loneliness, Isolation, & Lupus

Feelings of loneliness and isolation are common. And upwards of 25% of Lupus Warriors are also battling major depression. A blog by Barbara Leech describes it thus: "If it were not for the connections I have...

Diagnosis

Hearing Loss, Ear Health, and Lupus

What's that? Hearing loss and other aural phenomenon may impact around 30% of people living with lupus. “Autoimmune inner-ear disease” (AIED) was first described by Brian McCabe in his landmark 1979 paper. McCabe reported on 18 patients whose lupus symptoms included...