Category: Symptoms

Mouth Sores and Lupus

Contents: Introduction How is it diagnosed? What may be causing my mouth sores if it is not lupus? How are mouth sores treated? What can be done to help alleviate or prevent them How can my dentist he...

What is Lupus Nephritis?

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...

Symptoms of Lupus in Men

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 and the Endocrine System

THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM:   A powerful infantry of glands that affect virtually every cell and organ in the body – that with one blow may have one down for the count, waving a white flag of surren...

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 ...

The Deal With Dialysis

INTRODUCTION There are two main types of lupus. Discoid Lupus, which affects the skin and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, that basically affects everything else. SLE can present itself differently and v...

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...

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 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...

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...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Contents: What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? What are the symptoms of CFS? How is CFS diagnosed? Causes Treatment Living with CFS The cycles of CFS Preparing for a doctor’s visit In Conclusion  ...