Smoking, e-Cigarettes, Nicotine, & Lupus
Many of the dangers of smoking cigarettes, including cancers, COPD, and emphysema, are well known. For Lupus Warriors, it's also important to understand the impacts of nicotine on the immune system. Cigarette smoke, including secondhand smoke, is well-known as a…
Lupus Research: Strategies & Methods
Lupus research is critical for developing new treatments, diagnostics, and wellness strategies. There are often more questions than answers when it comes to lupus research. It can be quite frustrating to see contradictory information about treatments or lifestyle changes. After…
Dementia, Cognitive Impairment, & Lupus
Difficulties with memory and recall are common challenges with lupus. And, new research suggests SLE can increase the risk of dementia. Many Lupus Warriors experience feelings of confusion and forgetfulness as a result of lupus. In fact, surveys have shown that up…
Benlysta as an Add-On Treatment: German Cohort
New research examines belimumab, better known by the brand name, Benlysta, as an add-on therapy for people with lupus. Researchers in Germany conducted an observational study of Benlysta use in the real world as an add-on treatment for lupus (SLE). After using…
Clinical Trials and Lupus Research
Clinical trials are crucial to ensure that treatments are safe and effective. These research studies test the safety of new medical approaches, including the development of new medications and devices (and even combination products such as stents that release medication!).…
New Lupus Drugs In Development
What is Pharma doing about Lupus? Treating lupus is complicated and usually unique to the individual. From prednisone and Plaquenil to cancer drugs like Methotrexate, finding a drug that manages lupus symptoms can sometimes seem more like trial and error than a science.…
Marijuana (Cannabis) or CBD Oil for Lupus
Marijuana as a lupus treatment may sound psychedelic -- but research efforts are ramping up! While possession and use of marijuana is still prohibited by federal law which supersedes state law, 44 states have medical marijuana laws that allow for…