Blood / Hematology Lupus

ANA Blood Test: What to Expect

The ANA blood test can be a useful tool for guiding a diagnosis. It can rule out if someone has a disorder called lupus, for example. Lupus is an autoimmune disease. This means the immune system attacks the body’s own cells. The ANA blood test detects autoantibodies that signal a number of autoimmune […]

Lupus

Omega-3 could help prevent environmentally induced lupus

A new study suggests that docosahexaenoic acid – a type of omega-3 present in fish oil and dietary supplements – has the potential to prevent lupus, after finding the fatty acid blocked a known trigger of the disease. Researchers suggest the omega-3 fatty acid DHA could prevent lupus triggered by exposure to crystalline silica. […]

Lupus

All You Need to Know About Nephritis

To understand kidney problems such as nephritis, it’s helpful to start with some background on what the kidneys are, and what they do. The kidneys are two bean-shaped, fist-sized organs found just under the ribs on the left and right sides of the spine. They remove impurities and extra water from […]