Balancing Work and Travel with Lupus

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On average, only 46% of people with lupus who are of working age report being employed. While this could be due to a number of reasons, one is the fatigue that the condition causes. Striking the right balance between work and play is a difficult task for people without lupus. When you throw an autoimmune disease into […]

Dental Care Tips for People with Lupus

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Forty-five percent of people with lupus have mouth sores, according to Unitedconcordia.com. These sores are common symptoms of the autoimmune disease. Since mouth sores are prevalent, in addition to other oral health care problems which relate to lupus (or to side effects from medications that treat the disease), those with lupus need to be scrupulous […]

Fight the Flu

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Those most at risk for infection and complications from the seasonal flu virus are people with multiple chronic medical or systemic inflammatory illnesses like lupus, or those taking medicines such as prednisone that dampen (lower) immune system activity. Dr. Richard Furie, rheumatologist, answered the following common questions about the flu. Q. I have lupus. Should […]

Handbags are like friends. You can never have too many!!!

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  Lupus LA’s Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon is back! Now in its 16th year, this fabulous event is centered on an incredible silent auction of over 200 handbags! Past auctions have featured bags from designers such as Burberry, Prada, Gucci, Fendi, and Roberto Cavalli, along with bags donated by celebrities such as Courteney Cox, Reese […]

Living With Lupus: How To Care For Your Skin

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Independent surveys have suggested there may be as many as 1.5 million Americans with lupus. The effects of lupus can be extremely damaging for your skin, so it’s important to know what risk factors, like excessive sunlight, can increase the damage your skin takes. Certain drugs like lenalidomide help to combat the inflammation and other […]

Tips for Raising Teens with Lupus

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At age 16, I was diagnosed with RA and systemic lupus. I had ignored or denied the pain, fatigue, rash, and depression for months. As an outgoing teenager, I didn’t know how to communicate what was going on in my body. My Spanish teacher, who I consider my lifesaver, recognized my malar rash and sent […]

Join us at the Patient Conference on 9/22 at UCLA!

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Patient Conferences The “Latest on Lupus” Patient Conference will be held on Saturday, September 22nd at the UCLA Medical Center in the Tamkin Auditorium. Registration is now open and we invite you to join us as we learn more about living with lupus and the latest updates in research. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Latest on Lupus […]

For Highly Sun-Sensitive Patients

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A few people (less than 5 percent) are extremely sensitive to ultraviolet light and need to take extra precautions. For most people, the reason for the heightened sensitivity is because they carry a specific type of antibody: the anti-SSA (Ro) antibody. Taking Some Simple Protective Steps People with this heightened sensitivity can do some helpful […]

What Lupus Patients Need to Know About Sunscreens and Sunblock

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During the last 20-30 years, Americans have become wiser about sun protection. Unfortunately, the sunscreens that received FDA approval at that time did not provide full-spectrum coverage. The emphasis was on protecting against ultraviolet B (the burning rays). For patients with lupus, protection against ultraviolet A is just as important. Sun from the A spectrum […]

Managing Lupus with Everyday Exercise

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With an estimated 1.5 million Americans living with Lupus, it’s important to know how to live your everyday life, which includes diet, lifestyle, and exercise. Exercise can be a key factor in taking back control when you are dealing with chronic pain, joint aches, and inflammation. As well as pain management related to Lupus, regular exercise […]