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Managing the Stress of Life with Lupus

Managing the Stress of Life with Lupus

Managing the Stress of Life with Lupus Living with lupus can be stressful. There is the stress directly related to managing flares and finding the right treatments, and there is the stress of fulfilling work, home, or family obligations when you’...
Posted 04/12/2019
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Accepting Your Diagnosis and Lupus

Accepting Your Diagnosis and Lupus

Accepting Your Diagnosis and Lupus Accepting your lupus diagnosis can feel a lot like grieving a loss. It’s not the loss of a loved one, but the loss of your old life, or the life you imagined you’d have. “I feel like the old me died and is never...
Posted 04/12/2019
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Excessive Sweating and Lupus

Excessive Sweating and Lupus

Hot and Cold Flashes, Sweating, and Lupus “One moment I am so hot it feels like there is fire surging through my veins and my mouth feels like it’s melting lava, then the next moment I am shivering cold.” ~ A MyLupusTeam member “My whole body...
Posted 04/04/2019
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Gut Microbes May Help Drive Lupus, Study Finds

Gut Microbes May Help Drive Lupus, Study Finds

"The idea that we might find in some patients that their disease is being worsened by bacteria in their intestine may mean we [find] much more benign therapeutic approaches."By Maureen Salamon, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay...
Posted 03/18/2019
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Is the U.S. Throwing Away Too Many Donor Kidneys?

Is the U.S. Throwing Away Too Many Donor Kidneys?

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When deciding which donated kidneys can help desperate patients on waiting lists, the United States might want to follow France's lead and lower the bar, a new study...
Posted 02/14/2019
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Getting Others to Understand Lupus Symptoms

Getting Others to Understand Lupus Symptoms

Chronic illness is not well understood. Despite lupus affecting five million people worldwide, most people are not familiar with it and how it affects us day to day. Those closest to us may not understand the ups and downs of symptoms that come...
Posted 01/10/2019
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Exercise May Slow Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients

Exercise May Slow Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may slow kidney damage in people with lupus while stress may prompt the opposite effect, new research suggests.The autoimmune disease causes the body...
Posted 12/20/2018
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Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage

Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When pop star Selena Gomez revealed that she had a kidney transplant, she put the autoimmune disease lupus in the spotlight.Lupus turns the body's immune system...
Posted 11/29/2018
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What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at MyLupusTeam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Living with lupus isn't easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To share what you're...
Posted 11/20/2018
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Pregnancy Complications Down for Women With Lupus

Pregnancy Complications Down for Women With Lupus

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and complications among pregnant women with lupus have declined in the United States over the past two decades, a new study finds.Lupus, also called systemic...
Posted 10/30/2018
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