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The Lupus and Diet Dilemma

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Diagnosing Lupus and Lupus Tests

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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?

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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

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  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...

Symptoms of Lupus in Men

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Contents: Lupus: Not just a woman’s disease Symptoms of Lupus in Men In Conclusion   Lupus: Not Just a Woman’s Disease Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, is typically thought to be a wo...

Lupus – A Kaleidoscope Illness

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INTRODUCTION At this point, you have probably discerned that things look a little bit different at our organization.  Formally known as Molly’s Fund, this week we changed our name to Kaleidoscope F...

“WHY ME?”

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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

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

Good GRIEF!

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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 ...

New Year’s Resolutions!

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A New Way of Looking at New Year’s Resolutions! What are resolutions? By definition, a resolution is the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter.  It is a solution to, an answer...

Low-Dose Naltrexone

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The Use of Low-Dose Naltrexone for Lupus and Other Overlap Conditions WHAT IS LDN? Low-dose naltrexone or LDN is a medication that is getting more attention because of preliminary research showing pro...