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Lupus and Selenium

Selenium may be the most important nutrient that you have never heard of.  Yet, it is vital for maintaining overall health and reducing the inflammation caused by autoimmune diseases like lupus. Read on to learn more about the relationship between selenium, inflammation and SLE. What is selenium and why is it important for your health?…

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Lupus and Autoimmune Hypophysitis

The pituitary is the most important endocrine gland in your body and autoimmune hypophysitis, though rare, is a condition that can dramatically affect your health and your life with lupus.  How?  Read on to find out! The 30-second Overview Your Pituitary – A Quick Overview Autoimmune Hypophysitis – A Quick Overview Autoimmune Hypophysitis and Lupus…

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Lupus and the Skin Microbiome

Your skin is amazing!  It is your first line of defense against foreign germs, yet simultaneously, an incredibly complex ecosystem of bacteria, fungi and more that make up your skin’s natural microbiome.  It is also where lupus can make its most obvious appearance – with rashes, sores, alopecia and even scaring.   So, how do…

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Lupus and Diabetes

Those living with lupus have a higher risk of developing diabetes.  Yet, there are many ways to reduce these risks and maintain good health!  What are the risks, what are the signs to look for, and what does it take to successfully manage both lupus and diabetes?  Read on to find out!   Introduction: The…

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Lupus and Infections

Infections are a significant cause of concern for those with lupus, accounting for up to 30% of all lupus deaths!  So, what are the risks, and what can be done to lower them? Introduction to Lupus and Infections Who are at the greatest risk of infection? Which infections pose the greatest risks? Can infections cause…

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Monoclonal Antibodies and Lupus

For some with lupus, monoclonal antibodies are life-changing medications that reduce the need for corticosteroids and immunosuppressants – and their side effects.  How do monoclonal antibodies work and are they an option for you?  Read on to find out! Introduction What are antibodies and what is so special about monoclonal antibodies? How do monoclonal antibodies…

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Lupus and Kratom

Using kratom to treat many health conditions, including lupus and its overlap diseases, is highly controversial. What is kratom and is it worth the risk?   Introduction to Lupus and Kratom How can kratom treat lupus? What are the risks of kratom use? In Conclusion Introduction to Lupus and Kratom Kratom may sound like something…

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Lupus and Turmeric

The spice that gives the most flavorful curry dishes their distinctive taste and color also contains healing properties that may help treat and manage lupus! Introduction to Lupus and Turmeric How might turmeric help with lupus? What are the risks? In Conclusion Introduction to Lupus and Turmeric Turmeric is an Indian culinary spice that comes…

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Lupus and In Vitro Fertilization

While many women with lupus successfully use in vitro fertilization to conceive, it can be risky for some. Read more about these risks and how to prepare for a safe pregnancy! Introduction to Lupus and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) In Vitro Fertilization Risks for Lupus Planning, Patience, and Perseverance In Conclusion Introduction to Lupus and…

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The Role of the Pharmacist in Managing Lupus

Never underestimate the value of a good pharmacist!  They are the lupus medication experts that keep track of your treatments and have a unique perspective that can make a real difference in managing your lupus. Introduction to the Role of the Pharmacist in Managing Lupus How can a pharmacist help manage lupus? In Conclusion ….

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