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Fatty Acids: Omega-3s in the Treatment of Lupus

Contents What exactly are omega-3’s? What are the health benefits of omega-3’s? Sources of Omega-3 Krill Oil in the Treatment of Lupus In conclusion Lately, there have been a growing number of research studies, which highlight the possible role of certain fatty acids in slowing that kind of overactive immune responses that are seen in…

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Lupus, the Heart and Cardiovascular System

Approximately half of individuals with lupus experience hypertension, making cardiovascular disease the number one cause of death. Explore the risks of cardiovascular disease and what can be done to treat these conditions and protect the heart. . Contents The Heart and its Role as Part of the Cardiovascular System Conditions of the Heart and Cardiovascular…

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Lupus and the Pancreas

Though autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is relatively rare, lupus can target the pancreas with an inflammatory response, and of course diabetes is a concern for many – whether it is directly attributed to SLE or not.  Here are some things to consider regarding your lupus and this surprisingly complex organ! Contents What is the Pancreas? Pancreatitis…

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Lupus and the Risk of Stroke

It is estimated that those with SLE have 8 times the risk for stroke compared to the general public.  The following describes what these risks entail and how you can reduce them as much as possible! Introduction What is stroke? What are the risk factors for stroke in individuals with SLE? How does stroke affect…

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Pain, Pain, Go Away – The Chronic Pain of Lupus

Contents: Why Do I Hurt So Much? Types of Pain, Diagnosis, and Treatment Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Tendonitis Fibromyalgia Headaches and Migraines Serositis Plexopathy and Polyneuropathy Raynaud’s Phenomenon Anxiety and Depression Be Heard – Give Voice To Your Pain In Conclusion   Chronic pain can feel like you carry the weight of the world on…

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Lupus and the Liver

Those with lupus / SLE  have a 25-50% chance of developing abnormal liver tests in their lifetime.  Read on to find out more about your liver, how it can be affected by lupus and what you can do to take care of this vital organ!   Introduction Function of the Liver Conditions of the Liver,…

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Lupus and the Lungs

According to Johns Hopkins, approximately half of those with SLE will experience some form of lung involvement.  Here is a quick overview of some of the most significant conditions and treatments to consider. Introduction Conditions of the Lungs Pleuritis Acute Lupus Pneumonitis (ALP) Chronic Diffuse Interstitial Lung Disease Subacute Interstitial Lung Disease Pulmonary Emboli Antiphospholipid…

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The Doctor Diaries: What Physicians Wish Patients Knew

Joan Jarrett, M.D., polled dozens of doctors to find out what they’d tell you, if only they could. 01. WE ARE WORKING ON YOUR CASE, EVEN IF IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE DISAPPEARED. Physicians often forget how scary being in the hospital can be. Rest assured that when the doctor is not at your bedside,…

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The 4th of July and Being a Dad with Lupus!

Here are some thoughts from a dad as we begin the summer vacation season and the 4th of July holiday … but these are important for any day of the year … because you are a dad 365 days a year! Introduction Fatherhood and Lupus Society’s Expectations In Conclusion Introduction I am a dad with…

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Lupus Awareness Month 2018

Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus May is National Lupus Awareness Month – a time for Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus and partnering organizations across the country to highlight the disease. May 10th is World Lupus Day bringing global awareness to this disease.  Lupus is a global health problem affecting millions of people of all nationalities, races, ethnicities, genders and…

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