How Do You Enjoy the Beach with Lupus?

We are going to the beach for a few days and I am worried about the sun giving me problems. I haven’t been to the beach or outside much since I was diagnosed with lupus.  I want ... Continue Reading →

Is Lupus a Hereditary Disease?

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is not simply passed down through generations, although family genetics do play a role in determining whether or not you will have lupus. In fact, ... Continue Reading →

Does Lupus Flare During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy can be a stressful time and causes extra work for the body. This may cause your lupus symptoms and flares to arise, causing complications for your pregnancy. Coping with ... Continue Reading →

What is Lupus Nephritis?

Lupus nephritis is the inflammation of the kidney caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease. Lupus nephritis affects the skin, joints kidneys and brain and ... Continue Reading →

How Do You Get Lupus Diagnosed?

Lupus nephritis is suspected and may be diagnosed when blood or protein is found in the urine. Another diagnosis test that can indicate a problem is when the serum creatinine level ... Continue Reading →

How Do You Get Lupus Treatment?

The treatment of lupus can be complex, and should always involve specialists for each affected body system. Doctors use a combination of approaches to try to reduce the symptoms of ... Continue Reading →

SLE Lupus Symptoms

Lupus symptoms vary from person to person, and may come and go. Since no two cases of lupus are exactly alike, there is a wide range of symptoms that are known to affect many parts ... Continue Reading →

What is Drug-Induced Lupus?

Drug-induced lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disorder that is brought on by a reaction to medication. Drug-induced lupus erythematosus is similar to systemic lupus erythematosus ... Continue Reading →

SLE Lupus Disease from Hormones?

You don’t get lupus from hormones, but hormonal changes can trigger a lupus flare. Any new changes in the body can cause lupus symptoms to arise and hormones are no exception. ... Continue Reading →

Lupus Facial Rashes

Changes of the skin and facial rashes are very common with lupus patients. In most cases, abnormalities can be treated with medication, specifically corticosteroids (prednisone) or ... Continue Reading →