For several decades, the medicines available to treat lupus stayed pretty much the same. In recent years, however, we’ve seen a breakthrough with targeted therapies — medicines that are directed at one little molecule in the immune system.
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.
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.
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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