Category: Diagnosis

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...

YOUR ANA: Facts and Fiction

Two Scenarios SCENARIO ONE: Sarah’s heart is racing as she sits in her doctor’s office awaiting her test results.   The visible facial rash and joint pain that appeared after her baby was bo...

Lupus Disease: Life Expectancy

Contents: Lupus complications and how they are managed/treated Life Expectancy In conclusion   When diagnosed with any disease, the concerns and questions about what this means for your future, your ...

Breaking Down Your Urinalysis

Contents: Introduction The Basics The Results The Details Conclusion   Introduction If you’re a lupus patient, I’m sure at some point you’ve heard those wonderful words “…now, g...

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...

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Contents: What is systemic lupus erythematosis? Here are some common lupus symptoms: Diagnosing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Systems Affected by SLE What are the treatments for SLE? In Conclusion &nbs...

Lupus Symptoms and Signs

Contents: What is Lupus? What are the four types of lupus? Lupus Signs & Symptoms Some Super Resources   What is Lupus? Before we talk about the signs and symptoms of lupus, let’s defin...