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General Information, Lupus Awareness, 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 ...

Autoimmune Diseases, Invisible Illness, Main Blog, Overlap Diseases, 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? ...

Autoimmune Diseases, Invisible Illness, Main Blog, Scleroderma

Scleroderma: What you need to know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is Scleroderma? Who develops scleroderma? What causes scleroderma? What are the Signs and Symptoms? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? What are some ...

About Lupus, Main Blog, What Causes Lupus?

What Causes Lupus?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is lupus? Who gets lupus? What causes lupus? How can clinical research trials help?   What is lupus? Before we dive into what causes lupus, lets define the ...

Main Blog, Medications, Prednisone, Treatments

Prednisone: The benefits and risks

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is prednisone and why is it prescribed? What is the benefit? How should it be used? 10 Things you should know/do before taking prednisone What side effects can ...

About Lupus, General Information, Lupus Nephritis, Main Blog

What is Lupus Nephritis?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Introduction What are the kidneys and what do they do? What are the symptoms of lupus nephritis and how do I recognize it? How does lupus nephritis get diagnosed? ...

About Lupus, Diagnosis, General Information, Life Expectancy, Main Blog, Symptoms

Lupus Disease: Life Expectancy

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / 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 ...

For the Caregiver, Main Blog, Parenting with Chronic Illness

10 Tips for Parents Living With Chronic Disease

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Parenting When Living With a Chronic Illness 10 Helpful Tips For Parents Living with Chronic Disease In Conclusion   Parenting When Living With a Chronic ...

General Information, Lupus in Men, Main Blog, Symptoms

Symptoms of Lupus in Men

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Lupus: Not just a woman’s disease Symptoms of Lupus in Men In Conclusion   Lupus: Not just a woman’s disease Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, is ...

Depression, Gratitude, Living with Lupus, Main Blog

The Gratitude Attitude: Inspirational Quotes

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is a gratitude attitude? Here are five ways to get started on your road having a gratitude attitude: Ten gratitude quotes to get you started:   What is a ...

Affordable Care Act, Main Blog

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Choose a Health Plan The 9 Titles of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Top 10 things to know about the new law Checklist to Choose a Health Plan   ...

Lupus in Children, Main Blog

Lupus in Children

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Lupus in Children Causes Diagnosing Lupus in Children What is the treatment for lupus in children? What is the prognosis or long-term outlook for children diagnosed ...

About Lupus, General Information, Main Blog, Pregnancy and Lupus, Symptoms, Treatments

Lupus and Pregnancy: What you need to know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / 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 ...

Main Blog, Prescription Assistance, Social Security Disability, Where to Find Help

Prescription Drug Assistance and Social Security Disability

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Prescription Assistance Programs Lupus and Social Security Disability Benefits Meeting the Technical Requirements of Social Security Disability Meeting the Disabling ...

About Lupus, Diagnosis, Main Blog, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), What is Lupus?

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is systemic lupus erythematosis? Here are some common lupus symptoms: Diagnosing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Systems Affected by SLE What are the treatments ...

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 ...

Anti-Inflammatory/Paleo Diets, General Information, 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, Stress

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 ...

About Lupus, General Information, Living with Lupus, Lupus Flare, 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 ...