Which Pill to Pop for Kidney Protection?
Lupus can cause problems in many different parts of the body, including the kidneys. Patients with kidney complications are usually treated with medications. But which drug treatment works best?
The Pain that Seems Everlasting
There is the kind of pain that happens when you stub a toe or slice your finger cutting vegetables. Then there is chronic pain, an enduring pain that can last for weeks, months, or even years.
Kidney Failure? Keep Treating Your Lupus
Lupus is a disease that can harm many parts of the body, and even end up causing kidney failure. Researchers have found a way to improve the survival of these patients.
Brain Pain Ain't from Lupus
People with lupus have to deal with enough pain without worrying about headaches. Even though lupus patients were once told their headaches were caused by their disease, it now seems like they should be treated as a separate problem.
Show Me the Sjogren's Syndrome
Venus Williams, one of the most exciting female athletes in recent history, was forced to pull out of the 2011 U.S. Tennis Open due to her recent diagnosis with its accompanying symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome. Her statement voiced her usual positive, appreciative attitude: "I enjoyed playing my first match here and wish I could continue, but right now I am unable to.” She added,“I am thankful I finally have a diagnosis and am now focused on getting better and returning to the court soon." Keep in mind Venus was the U.S. Open champion in 2000 and 2001, so her decision to pull out of ...
Small People, Big Pain
Even though most of us think that arthritis is a problem that only affects older people, adults are not the only ones who get arthritis. Kids can suffer from the disease too.
No Good News for Lupus Patients' Kidneys
In recent years, treatment for lupus nephritis (kidney damage caused by lupus) has gotten better. Yet outcomes for many patients with the disease still do not look good.
Gardasil Safe on Base
Patients with lupus are at significantly greater risk for being affected by HPV, the human papillomavirus. The vaccine Gardasil, which prevents HPV and is commonly used to guard against cervical cancer is effective for healthy women, but questions remained about whether lupus patients would experience flare-ups after being vaccinated.
How Lupus Narrows Your Arteries
People with lupus have a higher risk of narrowed arteries - the blood vessels that deliver blood to the organs. While past studies have not shown what causes this higher risk, new research sheds some light on the link between lupus and narrowed arteries.
Transplants for Lupus
Lupus is a rare disease that can affect many parts of the body, including the kidneys. Using certain stem cells, researchers have discovered they may be able to help patients whose kidneys have been damaged by lupus.