Lupus Awareness Month Fact 23

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May 23rd Lupus Fact

Pleuritic chest pain, or pain when you take a breath, is very common in people with SLE, when this pain is not caused by pleurisy, it could be a sign of Costochondritis. Costochondritis is a common condition that is characterized by inflammation of the cartilage in the chest at the point where the ribs attach to the breastbone (the sternum). It usually occurs on one side of the chest only. The inflammation causes pain in the front of the chest. When swelling of the area is also present, the condition is referred to as Tietze syndrome.

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Faces of Lupus Episode 6

Friday Faces of Lupus

Lupus In Color 8th Annual Faces Of Lupus

Social Media Lupus Awareness Campaign

Lupus affects individuals of virtually every age, race, ethnic background and socioeconomic status. Often, you can look at a Lupus Warrior and never know they are fighting a tremendously hard battle daily. It’s important to see the faces that can bear the pain within without showing it to everyone who they come in contact with without.

These are the Faces of Lupus from every walk of life fighting the same battle. Supporting one another in the battle for their lives.

These are the Faces of Lupus, they are brave, courageous and strong!

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Lupus Awareness Month Fact 22

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May 22nd Lupus Fact

Lupus Awareness Month Fact 22

Anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-malarials, and steroids, such as prednisone, are used to treat lupus. Cytotoxic chemotherapies similar to those given in the treatment of cancer are also used to suppress the immune system in lupus patients. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) was approved by the FDA for lupus in 1955 HCQ and Corticosteroids like prednisone were the only real treatment for SLE for 56 years. Finally in 2011 Benlysta was approved by the FDA for the treatment of lupus.

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Lupus Awareness Month Fact 20

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May 20th Lupus Fact

Lupus Awareness Month Fact 20

DEALING WITH LUPUS ITSELF IS STRESSFUL. MANY PEOPLE WITH LUPUS CAN SUFFER FROM PERIODS OF DEPRESSION. LUPUS CAN CAUSE STRESS THAT SIGNALS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM TO ACTIVATE AND CAUSES INFLAMMATION. IN PEOPLE WITH LUPUS, EVERY DAY STRESSORS AND STRESS FROM HAVING LUPUS HAS DIRECT CONSEQUENCES, NOT ONLY ON THEIR OVERALL HEALTH, BUT ALSO ON THEIR DISEASE.

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Lupus Awareness Month Fact 19

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May 19th Lupus Fact

Lupus Awareness Month Fact 19

Lupus fog is a general name for the cognitive impairments that often appear with lupus, including concentration and memory problems, confusion, and difficulty expressing yourself. These cognitive problems are often worse during flares. About half of lupus warriors report dealing with lupus fog. Lupus fog can be attributed to lupus affecting the central nervous system, made up of the brain and spinal cord. Lupus can also affect the peripheral nervous system, made up of nerve fibers that give skin and muscles power of feeling and movement.

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