Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

6 Less Common Symptoms of Lupus

Lupus can affect patients in many ways, and although no two patients will share exactly the same symptoms, there are some common symptoms that most people know of, like a butterfly rash, joint pain, sun sensitivity and extreme fatigue. However, there are also other lesser-known symptoms that you might not…

What Lupus Does to Your Immune System

This 2014 educational animated video from Chop Shop Studios explains that lupus is a complex and unpredictable disease which can strike a person at any time. Women are nine times more likely to have lupus than men and the disease usually manifests during childbearing years. MORE: Do you…

6 Common Symptoms of Lupus Nephritis

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can attack any part of the body, including internal organs. The kidneys are commonly affected in lupus patients and can lead to the development of lupus nephritis. We’ve put together a list of five of the most common symptoms of lupus nephritis using information…

10 Ways to Cope After a Lupus Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with lupus can leave you feeling bewildered, lost and lonely and the bombardment of information over the first few weeks may leave you reeling and thinking the worst. Lupus sufferer Susan Hampson (who also happens to be the personal assistant to Dr. Graham Hughes at the Lupus Research Center…

9 Tips to Prevent Hair Loss in Lupus Patients

Many lupus patients suffer from hair loss. Sometimes it’s very mild and unnoticeable but for some, it can be quite severe and cause considerable anguish. To help you prevent lupus hair loss, we’ve put together a list of tips with help from Daily Health. MORE: Discover what effect lupus has on…

5 Benefits of Cannabis Tea for Chronic Illnesses

Medical marijuana is gaining popularity as a complementary medicine to help with many symptoms associated with chronic illnesses. While many people are curious about how marijuana (or cannabis) may help improve their symptoms, they are also reluctant to smoke the substance. However, there are ways that medical marijuana can be administered, including…

6 Ways to Help You Take Care of Your Lungs

We tend to take our lungs for granted, that is until we develop breathing difficulties. But even when living with a chronic lung disease, it is even more important to look after these vital organs as best we can. The Rush University Medical Center has some useful advice to…

5 Benefits of Cannabis Tea for Chronic Illnesses

Medical marijuana is gaining popularity as a complementary medicine to help with many symptoms associated with chronic illnesses. While many people are curious about how marijuana (or cannabis) may help improve their symptoms, they are also reluctant to smoke the substance. However, there are ways that medical marijuana can be administered, including…