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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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Top 5 Things Most People Don’t Know About Lupus (and you wish they did)

1) It is NOT Contagious I repeat. LUPUS IS NOT CONTAGIOUS. Lupus is an autoimmune disease. This means that your immune system cannot tell the difference between the healthy cells and the harmful cells in your body. Your immune system goes into hyper-drive and mistakenly attacks and destroys the healthy cells by making antibodies that target…

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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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Lupus Flares: Recognizing one, triggers, and prevention

Contents: What is lupus? What is a lupus flare and how do I recognize one? So how is a lupus flare recognized? What can trigger a lupus flare? Can anything prevent a lupus flare?   What is lupus?  Systemic lupus erythematosus is a very long name for a very complicated disease that is more commonly known…

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