Hey Lupies, Summer is here and it’s imperative that we take precautions to reduce the effects of sun exposure. About two-thirds of the people with lupus are UV light-sensitive. Many experience an increase in lupus symptoms after being exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays, either from the sun or from artificial light. Sunlight may cause also a lupus flare, resulting in fever, joint pain, or even … Continue reading Lupus And Sun Sensitivity
As you all know, May is lupus awareness month! Let’s get the ball rolling with fact number one: Fact #1 “Public awareness of lupus remains low. Nearly two-thirds of the public knows little or nothing about the disease beyond the name.” -Lupus In Color We lupies need YOUR help to change this! Join the growing group of individuals as they help bring about lupus awareness during … Continue reading Together We Can Change It!
Did you know??? Lupus can be traced as far back as the author of the Hippocratic Oath- a greek philosopher born in 430 BC, whose chronicles depicted patients with the classic butterfly facial rash associated with the disease. MORE: Nine important facts about lupus you may not know. In the 1200s, Rogerius Frugardi coins the term “lupus” a word that comes from the latin word for “wolf” Confusion … Continue reading The History of Lupus
Lupus is an autoimmune condition that affects the muscle, tissues and organs. Thousands of patients with autoimmune diseases have seen recovery with the following plan. Supplements: 1. Vitamin D3– Essential for balancing hormones in the body and proper functioning of your immune system. Over 80% of people are deficient in vitamin D3. 2. Collagen Protein Powder– The root cause of lupus is leaky gut syndrome. … Continue reading Natural Treatments for Lupus
Listen as Cleveland Clinic’s rheumatologist, Dr. Howard R. Smith, discusses lupus treatment options. Continue reading Lupus Treatment
Data released Tuesday by Aurinia Pharmaceuticals may bring exciting news for those of you living with a lupus-related kidney disease. Lupus nephritis is one of the most severe complications of lupus affecting the kidney’s of as many as 40 percent of those with this chronic, auto-immune disease. However, in the phase 2b study released Tuesday, nearly half of lupus nephritis patients treated with a low … Continue reading Breaking News!
… That someone is newly diagnosed with lupus every 30 minutes? Invest in a future with no lupus before we say goodbye to 2016! Know lupus. Become activists. And let’s bring about awareness together. Continue reading Did You Know?
I thought that Mischa’s story could not only help spread a little lupus hope but bring about some Christmas Cheer also. I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t like to see a crusader triumph… See below. “Living with SLE Lupus, RA & Fibromyalgia. Lupus dx August 1999!! I control Lupus! Lupus does not control Me! I’m finally tapering off Prednisone down to 1 mg for … Continue reading A Little Christmas Cheer
It’s funny because not too many are aware of lupus, how many people it affects and how serious this disease can be. In fact, according to the Lupus Foundation of America, there is an estimated 1.5 million Americans, and more than 5 million people worldwide who have some form of lupus. Did you know? It’s not a game! Learn about lupus and the millions of people it affects … Continue reading Lupus Facts
When you are diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, or any disease for that matter, those simple treasures you once took for granted become things you wish you would have appreciated. You become without hesitation, as if your mind is almost prone to it, one whom thinks THEE absolute worse about your diagnosis and what is to come soon thereafter. I know that to be true. When diagnosed with lupus … Continue reading Simple Treasures