Complement Test for Lupus - Topic Overview
A complement test uses a blood sample to detect a group of proteins that help the body attack foreign substances. When there are a lot of foreign substances in the body,such as bacteria or viruses,a low level of complement means the body is trying to get rid of the foreign substances. If the body is attacking its own tissues instead of foreign substances (as in autoimmune diseases such as ...
Serious Conditions Associated with Lupus
Read here for information about the additional medical problems that can develop if you have lupus.
Preventing a Lupus Flare
Despite your best efforts, you may occasionally experience a lupus flare. Here's how to take care of yourself to minimize the flare's symptoms.
Care of the Lupus Patient
This article outlines the possible interventions for the complications associated with lupus. Written for nurses, but suitable for consumers also.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Read here for information on what the ramifications are of a lupus diagnosis and how you can cope with the many symptoms.
Preventing Fatigue Due to Lupus
How to cope with the fatigue that usually accompanies lupus.
Skin Care and Lupus
Skin problems may be the most obvious manifestation of lupus, but they can sometimes be minimized. Read here for some tips.
Sexuality and Lupus
Lupus can have an effect on your sexuality both physically and emotionally. This article gives you some coping tips.
Medications Used to Treat Lupus
This piece presents a comprehensive look at today's drug regimens prescribed to treat lupus.
Living with Lupus
This short article outlines some of the feelings you may have about your lupus diagnosis and how you should cope with them.