Category «Lupus»

Sleep tight despite lupus

A poor night’s rest can mean more than a groggy morning at work or school—not getting enough sleep also increases inflammation in your body. For people with lupus, this extra inflammation can worsen symptoms such as fatigue, pain, depressed mood, poor attention and concentration, mental processing speed, and memory. What can you do to catch …

Lupus Therapy Update Includes Good News on Sjogren’s Syndrome

A therapy that XTL Biopharmaceuticals is developing for autoimmune diseases significantly reduced the expression of several cell signaling molecules called cytokines that play a role in the development of Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) associated with lupus, the company reported. The news came in a press release updating XTL’s efforts to develop hCDR1 for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), SS, and other autoimmune …

I’m a Doctor With Chronic Illness. Here Are 12 Things I Wish People Knew

By Amy Stenehjem, M.D., I’ve written this article to help educate those who want to learn about chronic illness. It is written from my perspective, that of a doctor who treated patients with chronic illness for many years, and who spent five years of my life homebound due to chronic illness. I want to spread awareness …