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Health News - Lupus

What causes numbness in the thigh?
Causes of numbness in the thigh include lupus, some autoimmune conditions, and multiple sclerosis. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is ulnar deviation?
Ulnar deviation is when problems with the joints, muscles, or ligaments cause the fingers to bend toward the bone on the outside of the forearm. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

Lupus pictures and symptoms
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes a wide variety of symptoms. In this article, see pictures of lupus symptoms and learn more about the different types of this condition. (Medical News Today)

Through my eyes: Autoimmune conditions
My name is Amy Hoey, and I have several autoimmune conditions. This is the story of my long and frustrating journey pursuing diagnoses. (Medical News Today)

What to know about eyebrow hair loss
Many factors can cause thinning or hair loss in the eyebrows, including hormonal imbalances, diet, some health conditions, and certain medications. This article looks at the causes and treatments for eyebrow hair loss. (Medical News Today)

What is systemic lupus erythematosus?
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common form of lupus. It is a chronic condition that can affect multiple tissues and organs. As a result, the symptoms of SLE vary widely. Although doctors do not know the cause, they can treat the condition with medications. Learn more about SLE here. (Medical News Today)

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking prednisone?
Whether a person can drink alcohol while taking prednisone depends on a range of factors, including the length of the treatment, the dosage, and how much alcohol they drink. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to recognize the early signs of lupus
Lupus is an autoimmune condition that can cause inflammation and other problems in the body. Many of the symptoms are similar to those of other conditions, so doctors may find it hard to diagnose. Learn about the early symptoms, as well as the diagnosis and treatment, of lupus here. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between MS and lupus?
Multiple sclerosis and lupus both involve the immune system, but they cause different symptoms. In this article, learn about the differences and how a doctor makes a diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

What causes purple feet?
Purple feet can result from bruising following a minor injury. However, purple skin can also indicate a problem with blood flow to the feet, which can be a sign of an underlying health condition. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is lupus?
Lupus is a complex and potentially serious autoimmune condition. It has a variety of symptoms and can affect different parts of the body. It is difficult to diagnose, but new scientific discoveries are making early diagnosis easier. Treatment can provide effective ways to manage symptoms and improve quality of life. (Medical News Today)

Treating and managing lupus and preventing flares
Lupus has a wide variety of effects and symptoms and it can affect the whole body. A person may need a variety of medications and other treatments to control symptoms and manage the condition. (Medical News Today)

What causes a pimple in the nose?
Pimples in the nose can cause pain and discomfort. They can often result from an ingrown hair and usually go away without treatment. However, a pimple in the nose can sometimes be the sign of a more serious condition, such as an infection. Learn more about causes and how to treat a pimple in the nose here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about common thyroid disorders
The thyroid gland releases hormones that regulate a person’s metabolism. Thyroid disorders may occur if the gland releases too much or too little hormone. In this article, learn about hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid nodules. We also look at their causes, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease. (Medical News Today)

Psoriasis and lupus: What's the difference?
Psoriasis and lupus are autoimmune conditions that can affect the skin. They have some similarities but are different conditions. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of each condition here. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between lupus and arthritis?
Lupus and arthritis are separate conditions. However, arthritis is one of the most common symptoms of lupus. There may also be a genetic link between rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. In this article, we look at the connection between lupus and arthritis, along with the causes, symptoms, and treatment of the conditions. (Medical News Today)

What can cause joint pains in children?
Growing pains are a common cause of joint pains in kids. They are mostly harmless and people can treat them at home. As the child gets older, their growing pains mostly disappear. However, joint pains can sometimes be a sign of a more serious condition, such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis or lupus. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What causes patches of discolored skin?
Patches of discolored skin have many possible causes, including birthmarks, pigmentation disorders, rashes, infections, and skin cancer. While not all causes are serious, some may require prompt diagnosis and treatment. Anyone who notices a new patch of discolored skin should see a doctor. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is a malar rash?
A malar rash is also known as a butterfly rash and appears on the face. It is usually red or purple and may be blotchy or solid. It can occur alongside many conditions, including lupus and rosacea. Treatment depends on the cause. There are lifestyle tips and tricks that can help. Learn more about the best ones here. (Medical News Today)

Could targeting gut bacteria prevent autoimmunity?
A gut bacterium called Enterococcus gallinarum can drive autoimmune diseases such as lupus, new research finds. Could targeting it offer a new treatment? (Medical News Today)

What is optic neuritis?
Learn all about optic neuritis, a condition where the optic nerve is inflamed. This article looks at the symptoms, treatments, and causes. (Medical News Today)

All you need to know about myositis
A look at the condition myositis, an illness where inflammation occurs within organ tissue. Learn more about how it is diagnosed and the causes here. (Medical News Today)

How to cope with lupus
Living with the constant fatigue and pain of lupus can take its toll on both your mind and body, but steps can be taken to improve your quality of life. (Medical News Today)

The 10 best lupus blogs
Lupus blogs are written by experts and those with the disease to help support others with a similar diagnosis. We have compiled the 10 best lupus blogs. (Medical News Today)

Could lupus raise dementia risk?
Researchers from Israel have discovered that people with systemic lupus erythematosus may be at increased risk of developing dementia. (Medical News Today)

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