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Stroke and Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Brain

  Contents What is stroke? What are the risk factors for stroke in individuals with SLE? How does stroke affect the brain? Decreasing the Risk of Stroke In Conclusion Constantly processing the input and output of data, your brain is your most precious – and potentially vulnerable – asset. Responsible for storing family vacation memories,…

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Taking Some of the Mystery Out of Raynaud’s Phenomenon

One of the more common overlapping conditions with some of us living with lupus, is Raynauld’s Phenomenon.  This blog describes the condition, what to look for, and how it can be managed. Contents: Raynaud’s Phenomenon and its Symptoms What causes Raynaud’s Phenomenon? How is Raynaud’s Phenomenon diagnosed? Treating Raynaud’s Phenomenon Preventing or Minimizing Symptoms In…

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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…

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The Elusive Liver

Your Lupus, Your Body: The Elusive Liver Function of the Liver Conditions of the Liver, Diagnostics, Treatment Lupus Hepatitis Vasculitis and Hepatic Vasculitis Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome and Budd-Chiari Syndrome Keeping Healthy In Conclusion   Your Lupus, Your Body: The Elusive Liver Does the health and well-being of your liver pop into your mind when you’re…

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Lupus and Your Lungs

  Your Lupus, Your Body Starting in August, we are kicking-off a brand-new, bi-weekly series of blog articles called, Your Lupus, Your Body.  Each blog article will highlight how lupus can and does affect different aspects of the human body. Though the focus will be on anatomy and the latest research in that field, the information will also include…

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Lupus and Nutrition

The Lupus and Diet Dilemma

Contents: The Lupus and Diet Dilemma: What should we eat? What should we avoid? Tricks are for kids Lupus and Diet: What are the recommendations for what we should be eating? Ok, now for the bad news…what should we be avoiding? Tips and Links!   The Lupus and Diet Dilemma: What should we eat? What…

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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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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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10 Tips for Parents Living with Chronic Disease

Contents: Parenting with a Chronic Illness 10 Helpful Tips For Parents Living with Chronic Disease Conclusion   Parenting with a Chronic Illness “My top priority with parenting with my chronic illness was to make sure that my children always felt safe and loved. Assuring stability and normality even when I didn’t feel well, made them…

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“Lupus Secrets”: Lupus information you need to know

Contents: Who is Dr. Thomas? What did others think of the webinar and is it worth watching? The “Lupus Secrets” Webinar Video Recording of the “Lupus Secrets” Presentation The 28 Lupus “Secrets” by Dr. Donald Thomas   We were so incredibly impressed by the “Lupus Secrets” that Dr. Donald Thomas shared with Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus,…

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