Posts from the Treatments category

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, ...

Featured, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Depression, Diagnosis, General Information, Living with Lupus, Lupus Definition, Lupus Facts, Lupus in Children, Lupus Rash, Lupus Tests, Main Blog, Malar Rash, Medications, Photosensitivity, Symptoms, Treatments

Lupus in Children

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Lupus in Children Children playing doctor is normal, but a real visit with your child to the doctor for a serious health concern is certainly no longer fun and games. There ...

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

Lupus and Pregnancy: What you need to know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /  Can I have a healthy pregnancy if I have SLE? For lupus patients, just moving through the activities in daily life can be a struggle.  Living with an unpredictable chronic ...

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 ...

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

Alternative Lupus Treatments and Therapies

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Alternative Lupus Treatments and Therapies     In our blog, Lupus Treatment Options: Lupus Medications,we covered many of the most common pharmaceutical treatments for lupus.  ...

General Information, Main Blog, Medications, Treatments, Trials

Lupus Treatment Options: Lupus Medications

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /  Lupus Treatment Options: Lupus Medications Lupus manifests differently  in each patient (Please see: How Lupus Can Affect The Body,) requiring varying treatment options for ...

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 ...