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Flare triggers and lupus

Flare Triggers and Lupus

Flare Triggers and Lupus

Flare Triggers and LupusAs with every aspect of lupus, each person’s flare triggers are unique. It can take time for people with lupus to fully understand their flare triggers. “At first, identifying my flare triggers was difficult. I still have...
Posted 05/07/2019
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Are You Afraid to Say No?

Are You Afraid to Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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Diet and Lupus

Diet and Lupus

Diet and Lupus Diet is a hot topic on MyLupusTeam. Members frequently discuss foods that exacerbate their symptoms and ask each other questions about which diet programs have worked to reduce flares. Most medical professionals recommend people...
Posted 04/26/2019
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What Selena Gomez' Lupus Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Selena Gomez' Lupus Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When pop star Selena Gomez revealed she had lupus, and later, that she would be undergoing a kidney transplant, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the lupus community. “Wow. Even her, too?”Three things happen for us when a celebrity...
Posted 04/23/2019
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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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