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22 Of The Most Common Lupus Symptoms In Women

There is a condition that affects an estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S., yet 66% of people in the U.S. haven’t even heard of it. This condition is chronic and can be debilitating during a flare-up. What is this mysterious condition? It’s lupus, a chronic autoimmune disorder that is [...]

By | 2018-07-04T12:51:18-07:00 July 23rd, 2018|Tags: |Comments Off on 22 Of The Most Common Lupus Symptoms In Women

What Is A Spoonie, And How Can The Concept Help You?

Have you heard someone with a chronic illness mention the word "spoonie"? This actually refers to an incredibly important metaphor that allows chronic patients to describe their illness and the challenges they face to another person. It can refer to any individual who suffer from a chronic illness. The term [...]

By | 2017-10-05T14:45:54-07:00 October 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |14 Comments

What Does A Lupus Rash Look Like?

Lupus is a complex and mysterious condition that is diagnosed in approximately 16,000 people in the U.S. every year. This autoimmune disorder causes a normally protective immune system to turn on itself, creating autoantibodies that begin to attack healthy tissues. The result of this attack is inflammation in the body, [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:14:40-07:00 May 25th, 2016|Tags: , |4 Comments

Invisible Diseases: Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

There exist in this world several conditions that are notable not just for the pain and suffering they cause to the patient and their loved ones but also for the fact that to the outside world, everything seems okay. These are referred to as “invisible diseases,” and together they affect [...]

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