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LUPUS BODY RASH_ CHRONIC URTICARIA (2) Health More 

Lupus Body Rash Update

Hello lupus warriors!  If you have been following my blog, you may have seen that I have been dealing with chronic urticaria since October 2018.  It is now June and I am currently experiencing another flare up of this dreadful lupus body rash.  When it first appeared, I was told it was Shingles.  After numerous visits with my healthcare providers, they believe they are hives of some sort. If you have not ready my first post on my lupus body rash, you can read it and see pictures here! This…

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Lupus Doctor in Alabama Health 

Lupus Doctors in Alabama

If you currently reside in Alabama and are looking for a lupus specialist, please see our comprehensive list below.  If you are currently seeing a lupus doctor in Alabama and have had great success with that doctor, please comment below and we can update our list.  This list is intended to provide lupus patients with easy access to locating a lupus doctor in Alabama. We try our best to update this list frequently, but please let us know if any corrections should be made at info@lupuslyfe.com. Lupus Doctors in Alabama…

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apple cider vinegar lupus Health 

Apple Cider Vinegar and Lupus: Plantars Wart Natural Treatment

For many years, I heard and read about the amazing benefits of apple cider vinegar.  I honestly felt it was one of those old- school home remedies and that it really could not do the things people on the internet said.  Flash forward to 2019 and imagine my amazement when I realized the benefits apple cider vinegar had on various lupus issues. When it comes to living with lupus, I have quickly realized that my body can become a medical mystery.  Things that most people do not have an issue…

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lupus spf clothing Beauty Health 

SPF Clothing for Lupus Warriors

Do you have lupus and struggle to get adequate SPF protection for the sun’s harmful rays?  If you are like a majority of people who suffer from photosensitivity with your lupus, you probably already work hard to wear a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen daily. But were you aware that you can actually buy SPF clothing that can help protect your lupus skin from the sun?  If you find your photosensitivity is causing your lupus to flare, you may want to consider purchasing some high quality clothing that offers great SPF…

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Lupus Mouth Sores Health 

Lupus Mouth Sores

One of the symptoms I get with lupus are mouth sores.  According to Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus, Mouth sores (also referred to as oral lesions or ulcers) occur in approximately 40-50% of lupus patients and are one of the most common symptoms of lupus. While many resources online say that lupus related sores are mostly painless, I have had a few that were really painful! I have always gotten canker sores in my mouth along my gums, tongue, and cheeks.  The mouth sores I get from lupus are usually in the roof of…

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5 Ways to reduce stress naturally Health Inspiration 

Relax! 5 Natural Ways to Reduce Stress

Okay…okay!  We all hear that we need to relax sometimes, but are you taking your relaxation sessions seriously?  Chronic stress can induce a ton of problems within the body. Check out these 5 natural ways to reduce stress and start relaxing!   Natural Stress Relief #1 Use Lavender One of my favorite natural ways to reduce stress is by using lavender in my home and on my body.  Lavender is one of the oldest natural stress relievers in the world. Lavender is known to be uplifting, as well as soothing and…

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is lupus genetic Health More 

Is Lupus Genetic?

Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease that plagues millions of people around the world.  While lupus was first discovered and named in the thirteenth century by a physician named Rogerius.  He coined the term ‘lupus’ because it is the latin word for ‘wolf’ because he believed the malar rash resembled that of a wolf bite.  Over the years, many researchers and physicians have made great scientific stride in learning about lupus. Although lupus was medically discovered generations ago, it is still lagging behind many other diseases in terms of research…

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Lupus Genetic Markers Health More 

Lupus Genetic Markers

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation and destruction of multiple body organs. The antibodies get activated against its body organs and start destroying them. It has clinical heterogeneity which means that it has a variety of disease manifestations. It may involve one body organ in one person and multiple organ systems in the other. It shares its signs and symptoms with other autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. Same is true regarding its severity.   Lupus and Genetics Lupus is a multifactorial disorder with an elusive etiology; it…

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beginners yoga for lupus and fibromyalgia Health 

Best Youtube Videos for Beginners Yoga for Lupus and Fibromyalgia

One of my favorite and sometimes only way to stay active, is to do yoga.  Most people have heard of yoga and may think it is just some kind of health fad that does not provide any real benefit.  The truth is, if I do not do some sort of yoga or stretching daily, my body will get ‘stuck’ and it becomes a lot harder to get my body moving again.  I started looking on Youtube for various yoga videos aimed at those with fibromyalgia and other diseases with chronic…

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Lupus Body Rash Health More 

Lupus Body Rash

Most of us are aware of the Malar rash and rashes we may get when exposed to the sun or even UV lights.  I experienced rashes after the sun that looked similar to “sun poisoning” (and was told that is what it was for many years).  Just recently, I have begun to develop wheals of incredibly itchy and burning spots that resemble hives (urticaria).  These spots pop up when I start flaring and are quickly resolved once I start on a high Prednisone taper.  The thing about these lupus hives…

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