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Lupus and Sleep

LUPUS AND SLEEP (Or Lack Thereof) Introduction: Sleep: we all need it.  Without it, we die…or at very least turn into non-functioning zombie/vampire people.  Sadly, the snowball effect that ch...

Lupus and Oral Health Issues

Straight from the Mouth INTRODUCTION My lupus story actually began at the dentist.  Well, my childhood orthodontist – to be exact.  It all started with a normal “check-up” for a normal pre...

Avascular Necrosis

Believe it or not, all 206 bones in the body are composed of living tissue that need blood to function and survive.  In fact, red blood cells, platelets and most white blood cells are born in the mar...

Lupus and the Eyes

INTRODUCTION Lupus  (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) is a widespread and chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that, for unknown reasons, causes the immune system to attack the body’s own tissue an...

Lupus on the Job

Contents: Lupus in the Workplace Your Responsibilities Your Co-workers Disability Closing    “No employer has the right to fire you simply because you have lupus.” – Dr. Robert Lahita, Lup...

The Dating (with lupus) Game

Contents: Blind Date Scenario The Right Time The Right Words The Right Person Resources   Blind Date Scenario Nick: Hi I’m Nick, nice to meet you. Kelli: Hi, I’m Kelli. Nick: So Kelli, tell me a ...

Lupus and Allergies

Contents: Introduction Food Allergies Drug Allergies Environmental Allergies Outlook   Introduction Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects around 1.5 million people in the United States.  It is...

Neonatal Lupus

Contents: What is Neonatal Lupus? Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Outlook   What is Neonatal Lupus? Women who suffer with active lupus have a higher risk of having complications with pregnancy. Th...

LUPUS FATIGUE: Symptoms and Treatment

Contents: Lupus Fatigue: Cause and Symptoms What Helps: Treatment and Preventative Measures Closing  Sometimes the only time I don’t feel tired is when I am exhausted.  I am sure many of you who h...

Discoid Lupus

Contents: Discoid Lupus What are the four types of lupus? What are the different types of lupus rashes? Who gets discoid lupus and can it turn into systemic lupus? Is discoid lupus contagious? How is ...