With Lupus, Here Are 5 Ways to Stay Warm in Cool Weather


You read this BY MARISA ZEPPIERI

Feeling Like Fall: 5 Ways to Stay Warm with Lupus in Cool Weather

1. Never go to bed col

  Nothing worse  l than getting into a freezing cold bed at night .  You should consider looking into a heated mattress pad that has multiple heat settings.

2. Purchase clothing that can be layered

When building your outfit, consider sweat-wicking, stretchy, and comfortable fabrics

3. Warm up through liquids

When the temperatures drop, drinking warm liquids throughout the day and staying hydrated is one of the quickest ways for me to warm up.

4. Invest in some heat packs

If you need another way to stay warm over the next few months, I highly recommended adding heat packs to your list. A variety of brands and sizes can be found on Amazon

5. Protect yourself from germ

This isn’t necessarily a “warming” tip, but it is something I do consistently when the weather gets cooler to help protect myself from nasty germs. I make a shot-like drink that contains fresh crushed garlic, lemon juice, aloe vera juice, grated ginger, and honey. I have found that drinking this on a regular basis has really helped my already battered immune system stay in check. Sometimes I even add a dash of cayenne pepper for a little extra kick!

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Lupus Nephritis and How to Treat Through Traditional Chinese Medicine


Lupus nephritis is a systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) combined with immunity damage of different pathological types for both kidneys, at the same time it is a kind of disease that accompanied with clinical manifestation of obvious renal damage. Its pathogenesis is related with the formation of immune complex, immune cells, cytokines and other immune abnormalities.Under the influences of various factors, such as genetic factor, environmental factor, and estrogen level, etc. can cause the reducing of T lymphocyte, the lowering of T suppressor cells’ function, and the over proliferation of B cell. Meanwhile, it will generate a quantity of autoantibody. This kind of autoantibody combines with the autoantigen, develops into the related immune complex, and then deposits in the kidney tubules and glomerulus, etc. In addition to the systemic manifestations of SLE, the main manifestation in clinic is hematuria, proteinuria, and renal insufficiency, etc.

The human immune system disorders and body parts appears erythema.Immune cells change,T lymphocytes decrease and B cell has excessive hyperplasia. Cell function is abnormal and white blood cell produces autoantibody. Combined with the corresponding antigen that is adhesive on the damaged DNA cells. Form immune complex ,Immune complex deposited to kidney and then to glomerular basement membrane.Release inflammatory medium and cause a series of inflammatory reaction.
Intravascular activation of clotting factors,increased capillary permeability and infiltration of inflammatory cells ,Lead to glomerular injury ,Cause renal damage and form lupus nephritis.
About the treatment of lupus nephritis, our hospital can use the Micro Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy to clean the toxins in blood. Wipe out the immune complex that in the glomerular basement membrane. Meanwhile, we can through the immunoadsorption therapy to absorb the immune complex which deposits in the glomerulus. In the plasma separator, blood is separated, and the immunoadsorbent absorbs the immune complex that deposited in the glomerular basement membrane ,Cure the lupus nephritis fundamentally

Why Does Lupus Lead to Easy Bruising?

Understanding Lupus Bruising

A purple butterfly may be the universal sign for lupus, but sometimes black and blue seems to be a more accurate color for the disease. Lupus appears to give me a visible beating at times, with multiple bruises popping up all around my body for no apparent reason or injury.

Sometimes severe itching occurs before the lupus bruising and I am left wondering if I caused the massive bruise by simply scratching my itch, or if the itch was the bruise actually forming (chicken or egg, I have no idea which came first). I have asked doctors over the years, and there never seems to be any great concern expressed for what clearly is not normal as far as I, the patient, am concerned.
Why Am I Bruising So Easily With Lupus?

Here is what I have learned from my latest group of doctors and fellow lupies:
People with lupus can experience bruising that seems unexplainable.

This type of illness-related bruising is often caused by a low platelet count in the blood because the body’s autoimmune system attacks healthy platelets as well as those that have been infected with viruses or bacteria. Platelets are responsible for blood clotting, and the inability to clot properly will ultimately lead to increased or more severe lupus bruising.
Normal blood clotting can also be affected by the medications we take like aspirin

NSAIDs and steroids like prednisone can also cause severe bruising by disrupt platelets, which can cause black and blue marks to appear, even over something as simple and benign as scratching an itch

You can’t really predict or prevent it — the best advice is to take good care of your skin by staying hydrated and moisturizing with unrefined coconut oil
This is where I would normally give more advice. Unfortunately, other than to say, “Me too!” I am at a loss.

This is all I have to offer: love yourself. Know that your beauty and divine perfection lies within you, in your strength and courage to keep going, to fight this disease and be all you can be for the people who love you.

If you find that you need courage to face the world with these bruises and scars, borrow some of mine. If you are asked questions about these battle scars (as I call them) and don’t wish to explain, laugh it off and make up an amazing story where you battled the wolf — and it was you, the lupus warrior that won.

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What is a Bruise


A bruise is also medically known as a contusion, it is a discoloration of the skin that results from breakage of small blood vessels beneath the soft skin tissues after an injury or any other trauma. A bruise is normally caused by internal bleeding into skin tissues that does not allow a break through the skin.

A blunt trauma results to the damage of soft skin tissues by causing compression and deceleration forces on the affected area. Trauma to the skin may result from a variety of causes such as accidents, surgeries and falls. Your body may also react to some diseases and allergies by causing a bruise. Such diseases includes insufficient platelets, vascular disorders and coagulation deficiencies.

A bruise normally happens in stages. After having a trauma on the skin, the affected area will appear red or purple and tender. The area may become swollen as a result of blood collecting underneath the skin. After a few days, the bruise changes the color to blue or blackish. After one week, it becomes greenish or yellow which may turn to brown from the second week. It will finally starts to lighten as it heals.

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Nick Cannon talks about Living with Lupus

Lupus Foundation of America 

Published on Aug 7, 2014Entertainer and TV personality Nick Cannon announced in 2012 that he has lupus. Since then, he has chronicled his battle against lupus through his online videos, in the media and at personal appearances. Nick served as the Grand Marshal for the Lupus Foundation of America’s Washington, DC Walk to End Lupus Now event on April 19, 2014, and after participating in the walk, along with 4,000 other people, he sat down for a brief interview to discuss how he is living with lupus.

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