It can be difficult to control when or how severe your lupus flare-ups hit, but you can control other aspects of your life that affect how you feel.
It’s not an eating disorder. It’s a stomach disorder called gastroparesis. And it’s preventing a growing number of teenage girls and young women from wanting to eat at all. Gastroenterologist Michael Cline, DO, explains.
Scleroderma most often affects the skin. But the disease also can affect many other parts of the body, including the digestive system, lungs, kidneys, heart, blood vessels, muscles and joints.
When I mention lupus to my patients, sometimes I get a confused look because it’s not a well-understood condition. People wonder why the body would attack itself, as is the case with lupus and other autoimmune diseases.
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