Posts from the General Information category

Autoimmune Diseases, Invisible Illness, Main Blog, Medications, Raynaud's

Raynaud’s Disease or Raynaud’s Phenomenon: Symptoms, causes, treatments, and preventing flare-ups

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: How do you say it? What is it? What are the symptoms of Raynaud’s? What causes Raynaud’s Phenomenon or Raynaud’s Disease? What are the treatment options for ...

General Information, Living with Lupus, Main Blog, Nutrition

The Paleo and Anti-Inflammatory Diet: What you should know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is the Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Paleo Diet? Are they good for lupus and other autoimmune diseases? What is the Anti-Inflammatory Diet? What is the Paleo Diet? ...

Depression, General Information, Living with Lupus, Main Blog, Mind/Body Connection, Nutrition

Lupus/Chronic Illness: The Mind/Body Connection

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is the Mind/Body Connection? How can emotions affect physical well-being? How do you achieve balance and build a stronger mind/body connection?   What is ...

General Information, Living with Lupus, Lupus Flare, Lupus Information, Main Blog, Photosensitivity, Symptoms

Lupus Flares: Recognizing one, triggers, and prevention

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / 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 ...

General Information, Living with Lupus, Lupus Rash, Main Blog, Photosensitivity

Lupus and Photosensitivity: When the Sun is Your Enemy

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is Photosensitivity? What does it mean to be photosensitive? How do you know if you have photosensitivity? Lupus and Photosensitivity: What can I do to protect ...

For the Caregiver, Living with Lupus, Main Blog, Where to Find Help

Caring for the Caregiver: What you need to know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: A new story about Dick and Jane Care-giving can trigger a whole host of difficult emotions What can you do as a caregiver to find balance? Caring for a Caregiver ...

Brain Fog, General Information, Invisible Illness, Living with Lupus, Main Blog, Symptoms, Where to Find Help

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

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / 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! ...

General Information, Lupus Information, Main Blog

What is Lupus?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is Lupus? Definition of Lupus The Four Types of Lupus Quick lupus facts Do we know what causes lupus? In Conclusion   What is Lupus? While on the surface, ...

General Information, Lupus Awareness, Main Blog, Symptoms

Help Spread Lupus Awareness

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, Living with Lupus, Main Blog

Invisible Illness: “But you look so good.”

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is an Invisible Illness? Labeling and Stigmas for those with Invisible Illness Understanding Invisible Illness   What is an Invisible Illness? Have you ...

General Information, Main Blog, Overlap Diseases, Raynaud's

Lupus Overlap Diseases: What are Some Common Diseases Associated with Lupus?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What are lupus overlap diseases? Scleroderma Rheumatoid Arthritis Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Raynaud’s Syndrome Sjogren’s Syndrome Things to Note with Lupus ...

Alternative Lupus Treatments, General Information, Main Blog, Medications, Treatments

Alternative Lupus Treatments and Therapies

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Complementary Medicine Complementary and Alternative Supplements and Treatments for Lupus Alternative Lupus Therapies/Treatments Complementary/Alternative Lupus ...

Clinical Trials, General Information, Main Blog, Medications, Treatments

Lupus Treatment Options: Lupus Medications

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Lupus Medications Some Common Lupus Medications Trials and Other Things to Consider   Lupus Medications Lupus manifests differently in each patient (Please see: ...

Coping With Lupus, Depression, General Information, Gratitude, Invisible Illness, Living with Lupus, Main Blog, Mind/Body Connection, Parenting with Chronic Illness

Coping with Lupus: How Does Lupus Affect Your State of Mind and Body?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Coping with Lupus Some Main Challenges you May Face Things You Can Do To Help Yourself With hope, there are always possibilities   Coping with Lupus Whether you ...

Coping With Lupus, General Information, Living with Lupus, Main Blog, Parenting with Chronic Illness, Symptoms

Living With Lupus: In What Ways Can Lupus Affect the Body?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Living With Lupus: How Can Lupus Affect the Body? Lupus Effect on the Body: A Head to Toe Listing In Conclusion   Living With Lupus: How Can Lupus Affect the ...

Diagnosis, General Information, Lupus Information, Main Blog

Diagnosing Lupus and Lupus Tests

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Diagnosing Lupus Very Important Information Preparing for a Doctor Visit How does a lupus diagnosis get confirmed? Blood Tests Imaging Tests Biopsy Some Questions ...

Diagnosis, General Information, Lupus Information, Main Blog, Symptoms, Where to Find Help

Lupus Symptoms and Signs

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is Lupus? What are the four types of lupus? Lupus Symptoms and Signs A Quick Synopsis of Some Common Lupus Symptoms and Signs Some Super Resources   What ...

Living with Lupus, Main Blog

Lupus and Holiday Stress

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Lupus and Holiday Stress   The holidays are here and coming jingling along with them are all of the joy and stress of family gatherings; the I-have-no-idea-what-gift-to-buy- ...

Depression, Diagnosis, Living with Lupus, Main Blog

Dealing With a Lupus Depression: How Do You Cope?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Dealing with a Lupus Depression: How do you cope? The Five Stages of Grieving Some Warning Signs of Clinical Depression and Where to Get Help How do you combat a ...

General Information, Lupus Rash, Main Blog, Photosensitivity, Symptoms

The Lupus Butterfly Rash or Malar Rash: Information You Need to Know.

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is lupus? What is a Malar or Butterfly Rash? So What Can Be Some of the Causes of a Malar, or Butterfly Rash? Could having the butterfly rash be a sign that you ...