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The Lupus and Diet Dilemma

Contents: The Lupus and Diet Dilemma: What should we eat? What should we avoid? Tricks are for kids Lupus and Diet: What are the recommendations for what we should be eating? Ok, now for the bad newsâ...

Lupus in Children

Contents: Lupus in Children Causes Diagnosing Lupus in Children What is the treatment for lupus in children? What is the prognosis or long-term outlook for children diagnosed with lupus? Helping your ...

Lupus Awareness Month 2018

Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus May is National Lupus Awareness Month – a time for Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus and partnering organizations across the country to highlight the disease. May 10th is W...

The Heart of the Matter

Lupus and the Cardiovascular System Lupus and the cardiovascular system are about as friendly as the Montagues and the Capulets.  In fact, the cardiovascular system, (which includes the heart and blo...

Mouth Sores and Lupus

Contents: Introduction How is it diagnosed? What may be causing my mouth sores if it is not lupus? How are mouth sores treated? What can be done to help alleviate or prevent them How can my dentist he...

Peripheral Neuropathy

Contents: What is peripheral neuropathy? What causes peripheral neuropathy? What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? Alternative treatments and self-care options In Conclusion &n...

Diagnosing Lupus and Lupus Tests

Contents: Diagnosing Lupus Very Important Information Preparing for a Doctor Visit How is a lupus diagnosis confirmed? Blood Tests Imaging Tests Biopsy Some Questions to Ask After a Lupus Diagnosis Y...

What is Lupus Nephritis?

Contents: Introduction What are the kidneys and what do they do? What are the symptoms of lupus nephritis and how do I recognize it? How does lupus nephritis get diagnosed? Once diagnosed, how is lupu...

Lupus and Anemia

  INTRODUCTION If you have lupus, there is a significant chance that you have experienced or are currently living with, the medical condition known as anemia.  It is reported that nearly half of...

“WHY ME?”

The Big Lupus Question WHY ME? When diagnosed with lupus, what often follows is a flood of various emotions and wake after wake of seemingly drowning questions. It is quite possible that YOU are curre...

Doctors Who Treat Lupus

Contents: Introduction Types of Doctors That Treat Lupus:      Dermatologist      Cardiologist      Clinical Immunologist      Endocrinologist      Family Doctor      Gastroenterolog...

Good GRIEF!

Lupus and the Roller Coaster Which is Grief Grief (as defined by dictionary.com): “Keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss.” Grief (as defined by someone diagnosed with lupus or ...

Lupus and stem cell transplant therapy

INTRODUCTION Recently, there has been an influx of research about stem cell therapies being used as a potential treatment for SLE and other lupus overlap diseases.  At Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus, we...