The Lupus Butterfly Rash: Information You Need to Know

  Contents: >What is a malar or butterfly rash? >What can cause a butterfly rash? >How do I know if it’s lupus? >The Differences Between Rosacea and Malar Rashes >Types of Lupus Rashes >Treatment >Prevention Tips >Dr. Nisha Desai Presentation on Lupus and Your Skin >In Conclusion What is a malar or butterfly rash? Derived…

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Symptoms of Lupus in Men

  Symptoms of Lupus in Men Lupus is not a women’s disease.  It is a disease that can affect any demographic category and gender, though it affects women the most. This article outlines how to recognize the symptoms of lupus in men and why they experience lupus differently compared to women. Introduction Why is SLE…

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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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Mixed Connective Tissue Disease: MCTD Explained

Contents: What is a connective tissue disease? What is MCTD? What are some signs and symptoms of MCTD? How is it diagnosed? What is the cause of MCTD and can it be prevented? How is mixed connective tissue disease treated? In Conclusion There are many confusing terms in the world of autoimmune diseases like lupus. One…

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Prednisone: Pain Relief vs. Weight Gain?

Contents: What is prednisone and why is it prescribed? What is the benefit? Weight gain and other side effects of this medication… what are the risks? 10 Things you should know/do before taking prednisone How should it be used? In conclusion: The benefits and the risks weighed   What is prednisone and why is it prescribed? What…

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Lupus Disease: Life Expectancy

Contents: Lupus complications and how they are managed/treated Life Expectancy In conclusion   When diagnosed with any disease, the concerns and questions about what this means for your future, your quality of life, and your prognosis (predicting the outcome of the disease), are only natural. If your diagnosis is lupus, an unpredictable, and potentially deadly…

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Lupus and Pregnancy: What you need to know

Contents: Can I have a healthy pregnancy if I have SLE? 5 Steps for Preparing for Your Pregnancy What can I expect during a pregnancy with lupus? Are there any risks for the baby? What do I need to know for after delivery?    Can I have a healthy pregnancy if I have SLE? For…

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Prescription Assistance Social Security Disability Benefits

Prescription Drug Assistance and Social Security Disability

Contents: Prescription Assistance Programs Lupus and Social Security Disability Benefits Meeting the Technical Requirements of Social Security Disability Meeting the Disabling Criteria for Social Security Disability Benefits Applying for Benefits   Prescription Assistance Programs Lupus and other autoimmune diseases can be devastating, not only to one’s physical health, but to one’s financial health. For those…

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Contents: What is systemic lupus erythematosis? Here are some common lupus symptoms: Diagnosing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Systems Affected by SLE What are the treatments for SLE? In Conclusion    What is systemic lupus erythematosis? Systemic lupus erythematosus is a very long name for a very complicated autoimmune disease that is more commonly known as SLE or…

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Lupus Brain Fog

Lupus Brain Fog: What is it and how do you cope?

Contents: What is lupus brain fog? What are the signs of a brain fog? How can these problems affect daily life? What can I do to cope with a lupus brain fog? The good news! Final words   What is lupus brain fog? Is this image something you can relate to? Have you been forgetful…

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