Category: Living with Lupus

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...

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...

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...

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...

New Year’s Resolutions!

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...

Lupus and Holiday Stress

Lupus and Holiday Stress  The holidays are here and ‘jingling along the way with them’ are the mixed Santa’s bag of emotions that creep-up on us during this special season.  Along with the goo...

Lupus and Exercise

DISCLAIMER We, at Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus, are not doctors or physical therapists.  Therefore, we cannot assume to know the appropriate exercise program for you with your specific health limitati...

Lupus and Hormones

INTRODUCTION Hormones are unique messengers that maintain and regulate numerous bodily functions. For the last several decades, more research has suggested the sex hormone estrogen, in particular, is ...