Posts Tagged as lupus

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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, 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Prescription Drug Assistance and Social Security Disability

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Perscription Drug Assistance Lupus and other autoimmune diseases can be devastating, not only to one’s physical health, but to one’s financial health. For those ...

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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.  ...

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

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is lupus brain fog? Is this image something you can relate to? Have you been forgetful lately?  Are you having trouble concentrating, remembering things, or feeling ...

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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 /  What is an Invisible Illness? Have you ever seen someone park in a handicap spot and look  perfectly healthy as they step out of the car? You wonder, “They’re not disabled, ...

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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 ...

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

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /   Coping with Lupus:How Does Lupus Affect Your State of Mind and Body? Whether you have been recently diagnosed with lupus or have been living with it for many years, learning ...

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

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /   Living With Lupus: How Can Lupus Affect the Body?  In Lupus and other autoimmune diseases, the immune system begins to recognize and attack itself, going after and ...

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Lupus Symptoms and Signs

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /   Lupus Symptoms and Signs Lupus is a very difficult disease to diagnose.  Because lupus rarely presents itself the same way in any two people, it is very challenging for ...

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

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is a Malar or Butterfly Rash? Derived from the Latin word ‘mala’ which means cheekbone, the Malar or Butterfly rash is a kind of skin condition typically characterized by ...

Living with Lupus, Main Blog, Nutrition

The Lupus and Diet Dilemma

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / The Lupus and Diet Dilemma: What should we eat? What should we avoid? “The Magic Disappearing Veggie Trick” TA DAAAAAAAAA! From the time we are kiddos, we are told ...