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Lupus and Infertility

Both women and men with lupus dreaming of starting a family may struggle with infertility. However, with today’s medical technologies, infertility can be treatable and even preventable! Introduction to Lupus and Infertility Who is at greatest risk, and what are the risk factors for infertility in lupus? How can emotional health influence fertility? How is…

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Lupus and Self-care: A Day at the Spa

Prioritizing routine self-care is a must for both women and men living with lupus. Enjoying a day at the spa – or creating a spa-like experience at home – can feed the body and soul!   Introduction to Lupus and Self-care: A Day at the Spa Building the Perfect Spa Day In Conclusion Introduction to…

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Lupus and Chiropractic Care

In many parts of the world, chiropractic medicine is a popular complementary care option for those with autoimmune conditions like lupus.  It is especially helpful in the treatment of the muscle weakness and joint pain commonly associated with SLE, but that is only the beginning.  Read on to find out how a chiropractor can be…

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Lupus and Overheating

Has lupus taken away your ability to tolerate heat or caused hot flashes or excessive sweating?  Overheating is one of the most common symptoms that come with SLE.  Read on to find out how lupus can cause heat intolerance and what you can do to keep cool! Introduction to Lupus and Overheating What causes overheating…

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Lupus and Disorders of the Ear

There are estimates that up to 70% of those with SLE report problems with hearing and/or feeling dizzy. If that statistic perks up your ears, keep reading! Introduction to Lupus and Disorders of the Ear A Quick Anatomy of Hearing and Balance How can lupus cause ear and hearing disorders? How to Protect Hearing and…

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Lupus, Nicotine and Smoking

You probably know the statistics – that cigarettes and smoking are incredibly addictive and unhealthy, containing thousands of toxic chemicals, but did you know that it is even worst for those living with lupus? Read on to find out why! Introduction to Lupus, Nicotine, and Smoking How does quitting help? In Conclusion . Introduction to…

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Lupus and NSAIDs

If you have lupus, you are likely already using NSAIDs – nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.  They are the most widely used pharmaceuticals for treating the most common symptoms of lupus – pain and inflammation.  Yet, what do we really know about them, and what should we know?  Read on to find out! Introduction What are NSAIDs…

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Dealing with Dialysis While Living with Lupus

Approximately 10% to 25% of those with lupus nephritis may develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and require dialysis. If you have SLE and need dialysis, read on to find out what it means and how it could affect your life. Introduction to Lupus and Kidney Dialysis What is dialysis? What does dialysis mean for someone…

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Transplants and Lupus

The World Health Organization estimates that more than 69,000 kidney transplants are performed worldwide. Whether the transplant is from a close friend, relative, or even total stranger, receiving a new kidney can mean getting a new lease on life for those with lupus nephritis and kidney failure. Introduction to Lupus Nephritis and Kidney Transplants How…

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Spoon Theory

Finding the right words to put living with lupus in perspective can be difficult.   Spoon Theory to the rescue! What is Spoon Theory? Who is a Spoonie? Life as a Spoonie In Conclusion What is Spoon Theory? In 2003, Christine Miserandino created The Spoon Theory to explain what life is like for someone living…

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