Human Biology

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 Neurotransmitters

Lupus can attack any part of the body, and that includes the brain – causing lupus fog, memory problems and even mood swings.  Neurotransmitters, are your brain’s chemical messengers and they are definitely part of the possible.  What are neurotransmitters and why does it matter to those living with lupus?  Read on to find out! …

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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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Lupus and Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is the newest frontier in the quest for better treatments (and possibly a cure) for lupus.  What can this therapy mean for you – now or in the future?  Read on to find out! Introduction What are stem cells? Stem Cell Therapy and Lupus In Conclusion . Introduction Stem cell therapy, as…

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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 – B Cells, T Cells and the Immune System

When B cells and T cells don’t know when to quit – the result – is lupus.  Both are specialized blood cells that are critical for a healthy immune system, but they also cause the damage that comes with lupus.  Read on to learn more about how these cells are supposed to defend the body,…

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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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