Posts from the Overlap Diseases category

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

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is a debilitating and very complex disorder characterized by extreme fatigue. This type of fatigue is not ...

Main Blog, Vasculitis

Vasculitis

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is Vasculitis? Vasculitis (vas-kyu-LI-tis) is a general term for a group of uncommon diseases that feature inflammation and damage to the walls of blood vessels. Blood ...

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

Discoid Lupus

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Discoid Lupus Lupus is a widespread and chronic (lifelong) autoimmune disease that, for unknown reasons, causes the immune system to attack the body’s own tissue and organs, ...

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 / There are many confusing terms in the world of autoimmune diseases like lupus. One condition that we will attempt to clarify is multiple connective tissue disorder (MCTD).  We ...

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 / What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory condition and autoimmune disorder that generally affects the lining of the joints in your ...

Invisible Illness, Main Blog, Sjogren's

Sjogren’s Syndrome: What you need to know

POSTED BY Frances Ku / What is Sjögren’s syndrome? Sjögren’s (pronounced SHOW-grin’s) is a chronic autoimmune disease in which a person’s immune system turns against and attacks the body’s own ...

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) ...

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 ...

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 ...

Diagnosis, General Information, Lupus Definition, Lupus Facts, Lupus Rash, Lupus Tests, Medications, Photosensitivity, Raynaud's, Symptoms, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /  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 lupus. ...

Invisible Illness, Lupus Facts, Main Blog, Medications, Raynaud's

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

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / How do you say it? Raynaud’s. Just knowing how to pronounce it can be a challenge, let alone understanding what it is, so first things first. You will probably hear it ...

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

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

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Lupus Overlap Diseases: What are Some Common Diseases Associated with Lupus? Some lupus (SLE) patients have been told by one physician that they have lupus, while told by ...

Alternative Lupus Treatments, General Information, Lupus Rash, Main Blog, Medications, Raynaud's, Symptoms

Medications for Lupus…What is right for you?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /   Ok, so you’ve been diagnosed with lupus.  What now?     What are some of the prescribed medications for lupus and how do I know what is right for me?  We hope to broadly ...