Local doctor once suffering with lupus shares how she healed herself with new diet

According to the Lupus Foundation of America, more than 1,000 people are diagnosed each year with some form of lupus, which is an inflammatory disease caused when the immune system attacks is own tissues. Dr. Brooke Golden, the best-selling author of ‘Goodbye Lupus,’ visits Morning Dose to share how she used supermarket foods to naturally reverse lupus…

14 Silent Lupus Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

This autoimmune disease is tricky to diagnose because it mimics so many other illnesses. If you have more than four of any of these symptoms of lupus, it may be time to call your doctor. You feel like you have the flu, but you’re not getting better ISTOCK/IPGGUTENBERGUKLTD Fever, chills, muscle aches, and sleepiness are…

After Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian Tests Positive for Lupus;

  Kim Kardashian was left in tears in scenes this week as she tested positive for autoimmune condition lupus as well as rheumatoid arthritis. Complaining of aching and swollen joints and fatigue, the reality star – who also suffers from autoimmune condition psoriasis – began to fear the worst as she worked full steam ahead…

Lupus breakthrough brings hope

“It’s like having the flu 24/7.” That’s how Karen Forrester describes living with systemic lupus erythematosus. The 60-year-old from Port Macquarie is one of approximately 20,000 Australians diagnosed with the autoimmune disease that affects the immune system’s ability to tell the difference between foreign invaders and a person’s own healthy tissues. The result is an autoimmune attack causing…

Roche’s Gazyva wins Breakthrough Therapy status for lupus nephritis

Roche’s Gazyva has won Breakthrough Therapy status for its potential new use in the autoimmune disease lupus nephritis, as the Swiss pharma attempts to breathe new life into the drug currently approved in leukaemia and lymphoma. Gazyva (obinutuzumab) works by targeting CD20, a protein only found in B-cells that cause leukaemia and lymphoma, and become…

Lupus disease: how Selena Gomez shone a light on a rare autoimmune disorder.

Although probably better known in America than the UK, the singer, actress and Netflix producer Selena Gomez has a huge global reach, selling over 7 million albums and 22 million singles worldwide to date. In 2017 she announced on Instagram that she had undergone a kidney transplant because of her pre-existing health problem of lupus….

Why I Bottle Up My Struggle With Lupus at Times

When I’m in the depths of struggle, only the people closest to me know about it. I need to go through the hardship and come out on the other side before I’m comfortable writing about it or sharing it on social media. I need to prove to myself I can conquer it before I make…

Groundbreaking genetic discovery shows why Lupus develops.

In a world first, researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have shown previously ignored rare genetic mutations are a major cause of lupus. The discovery is set to change our understanding of the causes of disease and potentially save lives. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that has no cure. It targets the body’s healthy tissue, causing…

10 Signs And Symptoms That You May Have Lupus

When it comes to diagnosing diseases, doctors have their work cut out for them ascertaining the root of an issue. Whether via blood tests, urine samples or CT scans, it’s often hard to be entirely sure which specific ailment the patient needs treatment for, let alone what that treatment will be. However, one autoimmune disease…

Psoriasis vs. Lupus: Symptoms, Treatment Options, and More

Psoriasis vs. lupus Lupus and psoriasis are chronic conditions that have some key similarities and important differences. Psoriasis, for example, is much more prevalent than lupus. Psoriasis affects about 125 million people worldwide, and 5 million people worldwide have some form of lupus. The role of the immune system If you have a healthy immune system and you’re injured or become…