Lupus doesn’t have one clear origin. Researchers believe it results from a complex equation of multiple factors. One part of the equation is your genetic makeup; another involves the hormones that regulate much of your body’s functions. A third is your environment.
Don’t make your lupus worse by ignoring your doctor’s instructions—take your medications as prescribed. And if there is some reason you aren’t taking them, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Help them to help you!
What do blueberries, strawberries, and acai berries have in common? The natural compounds called polyphenolics found in these red and blue fruits—and possibly in walnuts—activate the brain’s natural “housekeeper” mechanism, which cleans up and recycles toxic proteins linked to age-related memory loss and other mental decline. In other words, yummy berries may boost your memory as you grow older.
The approval of Benlysta—the first lupus drug in more than 50 years—ushers in a new era of treatment.
Sun-related topics take on special importance for people with lupus. Here are five facts you need to know for a safer summer.
Just like everyone else, people with lupus need to exercise regularly or engage in some kind of movement, and most people with lupus can take part in some form of activity. To understand why fitness is so important, it helps to understand what exactly is going on in your body when you work up a sweat.
March is Save Your Vision Month, and the American Optometric Association (AOA) encourages Americans to prevent workplace eyestrain by following some easy and important steps.
As a member of the design team on the popular series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Eduardo Xol helps improve the lives of a family in need every week for ABC TV. Off camera, Xol is helping his sister cope with lupus.