Lupus Articles

Defining Lupus
Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, coping strategies, and ongoing research.

Lupus Facts
Questions and answers to basic information about Lupus.

Living With Lupus
Lupus is accompanied by a range of health problems. Use these strategies to cope better with your illness.

Nutrition and Lupus
Although there are no specific dietary guidelines for people with lupus, there are some nutrition issues that you should know about.

Fever and Lupus
Fever is often a part of lupus, ranging from intermittent acute fevers to continuous low-grade fevers.

Skin Care and Lupus
Many types of skin conditions are common in lupus.

Joint Function and Lupus
Joint pain or arthritis is experienced by 95% of people with lupus at some time during the course of their disease.

Exercise and Lupus
Keeping fit through an exercise program planned just for you can help you feel better, both mentally and physically.

Sexuality and Lupus
Pain and fatigue in Lupus can make it difficult to cope in a sexual relationship. Get the facts and how you can get help.

Pregnancy and Lupus
With careful planning, most women with lupus can safely become pregnant and deliver a normal, healthy baby.

Preventing Fatigue Due to Lupus
Use these tips to care for yourself and help ward off fatigue.

Preventing a Lupus Flare
Learn the warning signs of an oncoming flareup, and common triggers of flares.

Serious Conditions Associated with Lupus
Although lupus can be well controlled in many people, serious medical conditions caused by or associated with the disease can still occur.

Neurological Symptoms of Lupus
Lupus can affect your brain and nervous system, ranging from headaches to neuropathies.

What Black Women Should Know About Lupus
Lupus is three times more common in black women than white women. Educate yourself about what to look for and how to find out more.

Living with Chronic Pain and Lupus
Learn more about how to live a fuller life with chronic pain, in spite of your Lupus.

Lupus : An Intro to a Disease You May Not Recognize
Discover why Lupus is perhaps the most misunderstood disease in history and why it is often called the "great imitator".

Lupus and the Importance of Support
Don't fight this disease alone! Finding support is often the key between fostering healing and languishing in misery.

Lupus and Depression
Depression is common in people with chronic illness, including Lupus. Find out what to say and and not say to someone dealing with depression.

Chronic Pain in Lupus
Learn about ways to manage your chronic pain, from traditional medications to alternative remedies.

Complementary Therapy for Lupus, Part I
How to use Reiki to foster healing and alleviate pain caused by Lupus.

Complementary Therapy for Lupus, Part II
Natural remedies for associated depression, anxiety, sleep and fatigue.

Medications Used to Treat Lupus
Comprehensive guide to the many medications used to treat Lupus and alleviate its symptoms.

Dental Concerns and Lupus
Lupus patients have specific dental problems because of the disease process and medications used to treat symptoms. Find out how you can prevent a trip to the dentist.