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.
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.
For individuals with lupus, bone health may be a concern as medications can lead to bone loss. However, low bone mass density is often treatable.
As people with lupus know all too well, mysterious symptoms that appear and disappear are hallmarks of the disease. But when you’re seeing a doctor who isn’t familiar with lupus, all of these issues can sound like a long list of complaints that just don’t make sense.
Lupus, as well as Raynaud's disease, can affect the feet in several different ways.
As you prepare for the holiday season and the cold winter months, be sure to consider what small steps you can take to try to prevent catching a cold or the flu.
The difficulty in knowing if a certain symptom is due to lupus, a side effect of medication, or something else entirely stems from the nature of the disease.
Puberty, birth control, bone health, and menopause are just some of the things women living with lupus need to be concerned with, and whether you’re 15, 25, or 60, there’s plenty for you to know.