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POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom/ Contents: What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? What are the symptoms of CFS? How is CFS diagnosed? Causes Treatment Living with CFS The cycles of CFS Preparing for a doctor’s visit In Conclusion   What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is a debilitating and very complex disorder characterized by extreme ...

Hair Loss, Main Blog

Lupus Hair Loss and Alopecia Explained

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Lupus Hair Loss and Alopecia Explained How do I know if my hair loss is caused by lupus or something else? What causes lupus hair loss? Can I prevent hair loss from ...

Brain Fog, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Featured, Main Blog, Overlap Diseases, Social Security Disability, Stress

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? What are the symptoms of CFS? How is CFS diagnosed? Causes Treatment Living with CFS The cycles of CFS Preparing for a doctor’s ...

Main Blog, Vasculitis

Vasculitis

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is Vasculitis? What are the different types of vasculitis? What causes vasculitis? What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? What kind of ...

Autoimmune Diseases, General Information, Main Blog

Autoimmune Diseases: What you should know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is the Immune System? What are Autoimmune Diseases? What Are Some of the Most Common Autoimmune Diseases? Who gets Autoimmune Diseases? What Causes Autoimmune ...

Cutaneous Lupus, Main Blog

Cutaneous Lupus

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is lupus? What are the four types of lupus? What are the different types of cutaneous lupus? Who gets cutaneous lupus and how does it relate to systemic lupus? ...

Discoid Lupus, Lupus Rash, Main Blog, Malar Rash, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Prednisone/Corticosteroids, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Discoid Lupus

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Discoid Lupus What are the four types of lupus? What are the different types of lupus rashes? Who gets discoid lupus and can it turn into systemic lupus? Is discoid ...

Invisible Illness, Main Blog, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Overlap Diseases, Prednisone/Corticosteroids, Raynaud's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease: MCTD Explained

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / 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? ...

Antiphospholipid Syndrome, General Information, Invisible Illness, Main Blog, Overlap Diseases

Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Also known as Lupus Anticoagulants or Hughes Syndrome)

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is antiphospholipid syndrome? As if receiving a diagnosis of lupus is not complicated and scary enough, being diagnosed with something called antiphospholipid (pronounced ...

General Information, Living with Lupus, Lupus Facts, Lupus Flare, Lupus Secrets, Main Blog, Prednisone/Corticosteroids, Sjogren's, Stress

“Lupus Secrets”: Lupus information you need to know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /   We were so incredibly impressed by the “Lupus Secrets” that Dr. Donald Thomas shared with Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus, our patients and caregivers at our Lupus and ...

Main Blog, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? What are the Symptoms of RA? How do physicians diagnose RA? What causes rheumatoid arthritis? How is RA treated? In conclusion   ...

General Information, Lupus Awareness, Lupus Definition, Lupus Facts, Main Blog, Symptoms

Help Spread Lupus Awareness 2014

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / May is Lupus Awareness Month Did you know that May is Lupus Awareness Month and that May 10 is worldwide Lupus Awareness Day? If you did, you are probably already working hard ...

Invisible Illness, Main Blog, Sjogren's

Sjogren’s Syndrome: What you need to know

POSTED BY Frances Ku / Contents: What is Sjögren’s syndrome? Who develops Sjögren’s? How are lupus and Sjögren’s related? What causes Sjögren’s? What are the Signs and Symptoms? How is it diagnosed? ...

Main Blog, Scleroderma

Scleroderma: What you need to know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is Scleroderma? Scleroderma (pronounced skler-oh-DUR-muh) is a chronic connective tissue (these are the fibers that provide the framework and support for your body) ...

Cause of Lupus, Main Blog

What Causes Lupus?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is lupus? Before we dive into what causes lupus, lets define the disease. There are four types of lupus: Discoid lupus erythematosus- This type affects the skin and is ...

Depression, Featured, Lupus Facts, Main Blog, Nutrition, Prednisone/Corticosteroids

Prednisone: The benefits and risks

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is prednisone and why is it prescribed? What is the benefit? The main benefit of prednisone is that it is a corticosteroid medication that is very effective in decreasing ...

General Information, Lupus Nephritis, Main Blog

What is Lupus Nephritis?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Introduction Systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE) is an autoimmune disease—a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the body’s own cells and organs. For this blog, ...

Alternative Lupus Treatments, Diagnosis, General Information, Life Expectancy, Living with Lupus, Lupus Definition, Lupus Facts, Lupus Flare, Main Blog, Medications, Overlap Diseases, Symptoms, Treatments

Lupus Disease: Life Expectancy

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / 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 ...

Main Blog, Parenting with Chronic Illness

10 Tips for Parents Living With Chronic Disease

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Parenting When Living With a Chronic Illness Being a parent, while of course filled with immeasurable joy most of the time, comes with its fair share of challenges and trials. ...

General Information, Lupus in Men, Main Blog, Raynaud's, Symptoms

Symptoms of Lupus in Men

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /  Lupus: Not just a woman’s disease Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, is typically thought to be a woman’s disease, but the fact is, men get lupus too. Although nearly ...

Depression, Gratitude, Living with Lupus, Main Blog, Stress

The Gratitude Attitude: Inspirational Quotes

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is a gratitude attitude? As we are deep into all of the joy and stress that the holiday season offers, it seems like a good time of the year to take a moment to breathe, ...