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Why is Sun Protection Important for Lupus Warriors?

Lupus is such a crazy disease. Last Wednesday, I had my appointment to go over my post cancer scans. I had to drive a little over an hour each way. Running late as usual lol, I forgot to put on sunscreen before I left. I figured it wouldn’t be a big deal because I wasnt actually going to be out in the sun ‘like that’. But you see, lupus had other plans. That night, I noticed I was slightly sunburned only on my left arm. I then broke out in…

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Tips for Getting Better Sleep with Lupus 

I cannot wait to share this sponsored post with you!  When fellow blogger James from SustainablePlanet.ca. asked me to share his new tips on sleeping better with lupus, I was so excited because I knew that you would love it!   What is lupus? Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack the body’s organs and tissues.  Widespread inflammation caused by lupus can affect your skin, joints, organs, brain and blood cells. For this reason, lupus is characterised by a variety of symptoms all over the body,…

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Results From My First Post Kidney Cancer Scans

This week, I finally had the appointment I had been waiting for, my first post cancer scans.  Since having a kidney tumor and a small part of my right kidney removed in November of 2019, I have been anticipating this scan for a variety of different reasons. First, obviously I wanted to make sure that my Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma was not back.  You may have heard the term “Scanxiety” used before and let me tell you, it’s a real thing. I went and saw my awesome uro-oncologist and…

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lupus and high white blood cell count Health More 

Lupus and a High White Blood Cell Count

For the last 3 or so years, I have been experiencing lupus and a high white blood cell count.  Having a high white blood cell count and lupus is not something you hear about often.  In fact, one of the criteria for a lupus diagnosis is actually the opposite.  Over the last few years, my white blood count has ranged from 12k-24k. In early March of 2018, my rheumatologist ran some routine blood work.  It was noted that my white blood count was high again.  They decided it was time…

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epstein barr virus and autoimmune diseases Health More 

Epstein-Barr Virus and Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases are a set of complex body disorders with no clear pathological causes. Recently, many research studies have linked the Epstein Barr virus as a potential causative agent. Before understanding the link between the Epstein Barr virus and autoimmune diseases, let’s have a brief introduction about these two entities.   Autoimmune Diseases: An autoimmune disease is the one that causes the body’s immune system (that is meant to defend the body organs) to start attacking its own organs. The immune system is the defense force of body which protects…

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sleep and skin Guest Post Health 

The Relationship Between Sleep And Skin

Guest Post by Karim who is the founder of bedsisland.com and advocate of all things sleep related. If you are serious about your beauty you will need to take care of every detail that impacts it, and one important factor to how you look during the day is how well you sleep during the night. Quality sleep plays a major role for your beauty level and you need to take good care about it if you want to improve the way you look. Sleep is one of the most underestimated…

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How to Sleep with Anxiety

Anxiety patients are increasing day by day as more awareness is being spread regarding the subject. It’s alright to have anxiety; there are ways to deal with it that will help you get rid of it. But the real problem starts when anxiety starts to affect your health. It usually begins with unhealthy sleeping patterns which further disrupt your eating habits. How to Improve Your Sleep and Manage Anxiety It’s important to take notice of one’s unhealthy sleeping routine when it starts and take immediate action before anxiety takes over…

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Work Stress: The Silent Killer And The Self-Solution

Guest Post from Matthew Adams of MatthewAdams.com.  Matt Adams is a Work Stress and Work Anxiety Expert, Health-Hacker, Keynote Speaker, Stress Management Trainer and Consultant. Work stress is one of the most debilitating mental health conditions in the modern world. If you’ve ever dealt with work related stress, even for a short period, you know how it can disrupt not just your work, but also your overall health and personal life. But is a large workload really the cause? And more importantly, how can you overcome stress? As a result of my own…

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TENS Unit for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on the body where slight pressure causes pain. It is believe that as many as 6 to 12 million people in the United states suffer from fibromyalgia.  More than 90% of all patients affected with this chronic and painful condition are women.  There is currently no cure for fibromyalgia.  People with fibromyalgia often find themselves dealing with this chronic widespread pain without much relief.  If…

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Lupus Fatigue and Lupus Malaise Health More 

Lupus Fatigue & Lupus Malaise

Do you ever have days where you just can’t seem to make it out of bed?  I’m talking about lupus fatigue and lupus malaise.  You know, the days where your body has just given up and mentally you can not even process a simple conversation.  I find myself zoning out often, as if my brain is ‘too tired’ to even comprehend something someone is saying.  I HATE days like that. A total of 53–80% of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients identify fatigue as one of their primary symptoms. – Source: Int J Clin…

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