Dermatology Lupus

What causes patches of discolored skin?

Patches of discolored skin are common and have many different causes, including birthmarks, pigmentation disorders, rashes, and infections. Some causes are harmless, but others will require medical attention. Skin contains melanin, which is the pigment that gives the skin its color. Having more melanin makes the skin darker, while less of it results in lighter […]

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How to cope with lupus

Learning to live with the constant fatigue and chronic pain that is associated with lupus is highly likely to take its toll on your mind and body, often leading to frustration and hopelessness. So, we have put together some useful tips for coping with lupus. Living with chronic pain can make you feel helpless, but […]

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Lupus: Low vitamin D may raise risk of kidney failure

New research, conducted by scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, finds that low vitamin D raises the risk of organ damage and renal disease in people with lupus – an autoimmune disease. New research suggests vitamin D supplementation may be a good way to prevent renal damage in lupus patients. Dr. […]

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Lupus: Probiotics could help to reduce kidney inflammation

A “friendly” bacteria found in yogurt, kefir, and many other dairy products could help to reduce kidney inflammation in women with lupus, a new study suggests. Found in yogurt and kefir, Lactobacillus could benefit women with lupus nephritis, say researchers. Researchers have found that adding Lactobacillus to the diets of mice with lupus-induced […]

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Discoid lupus: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Lupus is a disease of the immune system that causes the body to mistake healthy tissue for a harmful intruder and attack it. The disease can damage any part of the body. It is defined as chronic, meaning that symptoms occur for a long time or happen repeatedly. Discoid lupus affects the skin, […]

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Common skin diseases and conditions

There are hundreds of skin conditions that affect humans. The most common skin conditions can have some symptoms that are similar, so it is important to understand the differences between them. People should work closely with a dermatologist to diagnose and treat any skin condition to ensure that their lifestyle is not affected. Below are […]

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What Is My Life Expectancy If I Have Lupus?

Lupus affects around 1.5 million people in the United States and more than 5 million people worldwide. Around 90 percent of people with lupus are women. Lupus is not a deadly disease. With proper treatment and frequent follow-up with their doctors, 80 to 90 percent of people with lupus […]