Lupus: Healthy Eating - Topic Overview
To date,no diet is known to cure,prevent,or relieve lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus,or SLE) symptoms. But poor nutrition makes it harder for your body to battle chronic illness. To make sure that you have a healthful,balanced diet,your doctor may oversee your food intake or refer you to a registered dietitian. Consider the following tips when planning your daily diet: Avoid or cut ...
Stem Cell Transplant for Lupus - Topic Overview
Stem cell transplantation is the replacement of damaged bone marrow cells with healthy cells,or stem cells. It is generally done after powerful drugs have been used to wipe out the damaged immune system (immunoablation). Stem cells are immature cells that are produced in the bone marrow. They can divide to produce more stem cells or mature into red blood cells,white blood cells,and ...
Newly Diagnosed With Lupus
If you're newly diagnosed with lupus, these are 10 questions you should consider asking your doctor.
How Lupus Affects Your Body
A look at the ways lupus affects your heart, lungs, skin, and other areas, and what you can do to ease and prevent problems.
How Lupus Affects Your Skin
Find out about changes in your skin from lupus, including a butterfly rash on your face, skin sores, and color changes in your fingers and toes called Raynaud's phenomenon.
Skin Care Tips for Lupus
Skin care tips to treat and prevent skin problems that affect people with lupus.
Lupus Photosensitivity and UV Light
WebMD explains how exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays can aggravate lupus symptoms and offers guidelines on protecting against rash and other symptoms.
Lab Tests for Lupus
WebMD explains the common lab tests done to diagnose or evaluate lupus.
Lupus Diet and Nutrition
WebMD explains the importance of nutrition as part of an overall lupus treatment plan.
Lupus nephritis can affect up to 60% of people with lupus. Learn more from WebMD about lupus and kidney inflammation.