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Hygiene Practices, Cleanliness, and Lupus
Good hygiene, the practice of keeping yourself and your living space clean, is an important part of remaining healthy. These days, it's absolutely essential for everyone, including Lupus Warriors. Hygiene comes from the Greek word “Hygieninos” which translates roughly as…
NSAIDS, Pain Management, & Lupus
NSAIDs such as aspirin and ibuprofen can help reduce pain and inflammation in people with lupus. In fact, about 80% of Lupus Warriors include the medication as part of their treatment plan. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, or NSAIDs, work by blocking…
Tattoos and Lupus: Is There a Risk?
Tattoos are a part of many cultures and en vogue these days. But, what are the potential risks for Lupus Warriors? Tattoos are a permanent image on the skin formed by injecting and embedding tiny particles of pigment into it.…
Disability Benefits, Supplemental Income, and Lupus
Disability benefits and supplemental security income (SSI) can act as a financial “safety net” for people with severe symptoms of lupus. Lupus brings large bills for medications, treatments, and lab tests. It also makes it harder to work full time.…
Prednisone, Corticosteroids, and Lupus
Prednisone is a corticosteroid that can reduce the symptoms of lupus. However, it comes with several severe side effects, making it a challenging medication to manage. Lupus Warriors are likely familiar with prednisone, or its brand name Rayos. It is…
Health Insurance for Lupus Warriors | Q&A Forum
Finding the perfect health insurance plan when living with lupus can be difficult. It requires research, analysis of personal health needs, & an understanding of risk tolerances. For this month's Q&A Forum, Lupus Warriors share their personal experiences choosing health…
Coronavirus and Lupus | Things to Know
Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a respiratory disease related to the common cold. Although most healthy people do not need to worry about the disease, people with lupus should be careful. This disease has been in the news lately,…
Kratom, Pain Management, and Lupus
Some Lupus Warriors use kratom, an herbal supplement, to relieve pain, anxiety, and get through the day. However, the risks may not outweigh the benefits. Kratom (Mytragyna speciose) is a plant native to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Paupua New Guinea.…
Moon Face, Facial Swelling, and Lupus
Moon face is a colloquial name for extreme facial swelling. It is a common side effect of certain lupus medications, especially prednisone. We humans are visual creatures. Our face is deeply linked to our identity. Moon face, a swelling or…