Category: Lupus

I'm sure that Ava DuVernay will let Aunt Vi live from lupus on Queen Sugar

I'm sure that Ava DuVernay will let Aunt Vi live from lupus on Queen Sugar
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay is the creator of Queen Sugar which airs weekly on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Millions tune in to see the drama of estranged siblings save their patriarch’s sugar cane farm. Lately, the spotlight has been on Violet Bordelon, or Aunt Vi as she’s dearly called. Aunt Vi has lupus, an autoimmune... Read more »

Nova Bordelon asks "How do you manage lupus?"

Nova Bordelon asks "How do you manage lupus?"
Nova Bordelon is a character on Ava DuVernay’s “Queen Sugar“, shown weekly on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Last season, Queen Sugar introduced the lupus disease to its viewers via character Aunt Violet. I was so pleased and impressed to see this because there are millions (including celebs such as Toni Braxton and Nick Cannon) who... Read more »

Why it's important that lupus sufferers network

I cannot stress enough the importance of why lupus sufferers should network. Lupus is such an isolating disease because it affects your quality of life. Lupus attacks its own tissues, causing damage or potential damage to internal and external organ systems. Joint and muscle pain are major complaints among the lupus community. Not being able... Read more »
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The roughest part about having a lupus flare is the physical therapy afterward

After having several lupus flares over the years, the roughest part about them is enduring the physical therapy afterward. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks itself. When this occurs, there may be damage or potential damage to internal and external organ systems. Each flare is different but people with lupus have... Read more »

5 Ways To Recover From A Lupus Flare

I want to share what I believe are five ways to recover from a lupus flare. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks itself instead of fighting off invaders that would cause infection. Lupus has the potential of causing permanent damage to internal and external organ systems. There is no cure for... Read more »

Prednisone to the rescue

My latest lupus flare consisted of major doses of prednisone. Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory steroid drug that has helped thousands of people with lupus live functional lives. Lupus is among the autoimmune diseases where the immune system attacks itself. Instead of the immune system warding of infection or the invaders that cause infection, a person... Read more »
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My lupus flare is trying to affect my social and quality of life

My lupus flare is trying its best to ruin my social life. It’s already affected my quality of life. The things I used to enjoy such as going out in the summer, engage in aerobic exercise or anything else physical is out of the question now. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system... Read more »

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes baldness

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. It occurs when the immune system attacks the scalp, causing bald patches. It’s a common occurrence seen mostly in men but can affect anyone and in a person who is otherwise healthy. I have lupus which is also autoimmune. With lupus, internal and external organs has the possibility of... Read more »

There are hair care remedies for lupus sufferers

When you have lupus, chances are you are going to have problems along the way with your hair. Regardless of gender but particularly women, those of us with lupus will experience thinning hair, hair loss, or both. The reason is because lupus is an autoimmune disease. Our immune system is created to fight off invaders... Read more »
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Qiana Allen gives back with Lipstick for Lupus campaign

Qiana Allen gives back with Lipstick for Lupus campaign
Local business owner Qiana Allen made her debut appearance on The Jam TV Show, displaying her RedSorbet lipstick line. She also revealed that she has lupus and was diagnosed in 2001. Lupus affects millions of women during their childbearing years. Many are minorities and there are cases where children and men are affected, as well... Read more »