Symptoms of Lupus

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) is a form of the lupus disease that affects mostly women ages 18-50. Cases of DLE in men are very rare. DLE affects different racial groups more ... Continue Reading →
Symptoms of Lupus

Celebrities with Lupus

Living with lupus is difficult, but not impossible. Many highly visible celebrities with lupus have lived long successful lives as lupus patients. Here we will list some well known ... 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 →

Symptoms of a Lupus Flare

A lupus flare is caused when something triggers the lupus disease to arise and cause irritation to the patient, resulting in lupus symptoms. These flares can be subtle or extremely ... 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 →

How Do You Get Lupus from Medications?

You can’t get lupus from medications, but taking a new medication or stopping a a lupus medication can cause you to have lupus flares. A lupus flare is when you are experiencing ... Continue Reading →

Do you Get Lupus Symptoms During Birth?

If you already have the lupus disease, the extra stress and increased production of hormones during pregnancy can cause lupus symptoms to flare, possibly causing complications while ... Continue Reading →