Have you ever bent over to grab something only to be paralyzed by sharp back pain? If you haven’t had a fall or experienced any other trauma and you’re beyond age 60, another possible reason is a compression fracture. It’s more common in postmenopausal women, but it can happen in men too.
If you have lupus and are thinking about having a baby, be sure to talk with your physician before you get pregnant.
About six out of 10 lupus patients experience hair loss, which can be both physically disfiguring and emotionally trying at a time when they’re battling a host of other symptoms. This hair loss occurs due to the body rejecting the hair follicles, not because of emotional or physical stress.
The term “high-risk pregnancy” sounds frightening. But the good news is that healthy behaviors and early testing can help you stay out in front of problems with your pregnancy. You actually have a chance to reduce some of those “high risks.” A high-risk pregnancy usually has at least one out of these issues: A disease the mother already … Read More
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With warmer weather, people often get the itch to travel. For lupus patients, vacationing could also mean sun exposure, which in turn can cause rashes, arthritis flares or even serious inflammation of organs. In fact, six to 10 people with lupus are sun sensitive.
We all need to protect our skin from the sun’s damaging rays, and if you have lupus, you know that being prepared for summer is especially important.
The old saying goes that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but they can also be a window into your health. Ophthalmologists often see clues in the eyes that warn of health issues elsewhere in your body. “Any ophthalmologist who does routine eye exams can detect these problems,” says ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD. … Read More
If you live with arthritis pain, you’re probably familiar with at-home fixes such as ice and heat packs, stretching routines, pain relievers and simply putting your feet up and taking a break.
Monday morning finds many of us feeling foggy, but 20 to 50 percent of people who struggle with lupus have a unique feeling of mental fogginess
Researchers have found lupus risk has strong ties to genetics. Women generally are more at risk than men, but the staggering difference is tied to family history. A woman with no family history of lupus has a 1 in 400 risk (unless she is a Latina or African American woman, which means she has a … Read More