Category: Autoimmune Diseases

Scleroderma: What you need to know

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Contents: What is Scleroderma? Who develops scleroderma? What causes scleroderma? What are the Signs and Symptoms? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? What are some complications of scleroderma? A...

100 Years of Lupus

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For our 100th Blog! INTRODUCTION If you were to question people on the street about the discovery of lupus, if they knew what it was in the first place, they would probably assume that it was a modern...

Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Contents:   What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? What are the Symptoms of RA? How do physicians diagnose RA? What causes rheumatoid arthritis? How is RA treated? In conclusion   What is Rheumatoid ...

Your First Visit to the Rheumatologist

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Contents: What to Expect When You Are Expecting…A Lupus Diagnosis What is a Rheumatologist? What to Bring What to Ask? The Physical Exam Tips on Having a Successful Visit Wrapping it Up   W...

Avascular Necrosis

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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...

Cutaneous Lupus

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Contents: What is lupus? What are the four types of lupus? What are the different types of cutaneous lupus? Who gets cutaneous lupus and how does it relate to systemic lupus? Is cutaneous lupus contag...

Discoid Lupus

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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 ...