Blue Green Algae and Autoimmune Diseases Health 

Blue Green Algae and Autoimmune Disease

“Blue-green algae” consists of a group of bacteria that produce blue-green pigments. Blue Green algae grows in salt water and sometimes, large fresh water lakes.  Blue-green algae is commonly used in various food over the past few centuries in Mexico and some African countries. Since the 1970s, blue green algae supplements have also emerged in the US market.   Should People with Autoimmune Diseases Take Blue Green Algae Supplements? In recent years, the theory of “Leaky Gut” has caused an increase in blue green algae supplements and usage.  Many people are…

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The New Lupus Drug that Could Replace Plaquenil Health More 

The New Lupus Drug That Could Replace Plaquenil

According to the Lupus Research Institute,  a new study by Target Identification in Lupus grantee Keith Elkon, MD, of the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues has given hope that a new drug they designed could possibly work better than the most common anti-malaria drug currently prescribed to lupus patients.     Plaquenil is the brand name of Hydroxychloroquine.  Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial drug that has been used for a long time in rheumatic diseases like lupus and arthritis.  It was originally created as an anti malarial drug, but was found to help…

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5 Lupus Books Every Lupus Patient Should Read

We have compiled a list of the best 5 Lupus Books that you can order online from Amazon without ever having to leave your house.  Shop these informative lupus book from Amazon from the comfort of your own home.  These books detail tips, advice, and educational information on lupus.  If you are recently diagnosed with lupus, these books will definitely be vital in understanding exactly what lupus is and how you can manage your lupus.   Educating yourself on SLE will be beneficial to your health and you can learn tips…

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Eli Lilly : FDA Grants Fast Track Designation To Baricitinib Development Program for new lupus treatment Health More 

Eli Lilly : FDA Grants Fast Track Designation To Baricitinib Development Program

( – Eli Lilly and Co. (LLY) and Incyte Corp. ( INCY ) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track designation to baricitinib, which is being studied for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE. The Fast Track designation process aims to facilitate the development and expedite the review of new medicines that treat serious conditions and fill unmet medical needs, with the goal of delivering potentially important therapies to patients sooner. Earlier this year, positive results of a Phase 2 study of baricitinib for the…

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can green tea reduce inflammation in lupus Diet Health 

Can Green Tea Reduce Inflammation in Lupus?

So, Can Green Tea Reduce Inflammation in Lupus?   If you suffer from Lupus, then you know what it means to have chronic, widespread inflammation throughout your body.  One of the most important things we hear (or should be hearing) from our rheumatologists is the importance of reducing inflammation in the body.  When we have flares, this is our body reacting to the inflammation caused by our lupus.  Steroids are one of the most commonly prescribed medicines to reduce inflammation and symptoms in lupus patients.  Many lupus patients have a love…

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tens unit for lupus and fibromyalgia pain Health 

4 Awesome Tens Machines that may Help Relieve Lupus and Fibromyalgia Pain

  What is a TENS Machine?   T.E.N.S stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.  TENS Units are are predominately used for pain relief and the treatment of pain and nerve related pain conditions.  They are used in a variety of settings and can be very beneficial to patients who suffer from muscle and nerve pain.  If you have lupus and/or fibromyalgia, you may want to consider investing in a TENS Machine.   It is vital to inform your doctor BEFORE beginning any therapy with a TENS unit or similar device.  TENS Machines are not suitable for…

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the best lupus book Health 

The Best Lupus Book

The Lupus Book Every Lupus Patient Should Have   When it comes to researching Lupus, there is one book that often comes into most discussions.  If you are part of any lupus Facebook groups or patient forums, I am almost positive that you have heard of or even read The Lupus Encyclopedia.  This very informative book on lupus is like the holy grail of all books on lupus.  This authoritative book was written by world renowned Dr. Donald Thomas.  The Lupus Encyclopedia is a staple on the bookshelves of many rheumatology doctors and students and it…

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Lupus and Trigeminal Neuralgia

  Shortly before I was diagnosed with lupus, I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia and Atypical Face Pain.  Truth be told, my trigeminal neuralgia is a big reason that I ended up in the process of getting diagnosed because it is a pain that is truly debilitating.  I could push past the sore and stiff joints, the sore muscles, and even the lupus fog for the most part.    Yet, I could not push past the severe nerve pain in my face and head.  When my trigeminal neuralgia flares, it…

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