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

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.

You can also find us at Facebook at  Lupus My Invisible Companion. And on Twitter at. LupusMICompanion @LupusCompanion

How Lupus Affects the Body

  In people with lupus, the immune system begins to recognize and attack the body’s own tissues. This phenomenon is similar to “friendly fire” and causes inflammation in various parts of the body. It is important to realize, however, that lupus can affect different people in different ways and that signs and symptoms can come and go, producing periods of flares and remission. The following articles provide an introduction to how lupus may affect different parts of the body.

  * Antiphospholipid Antibodies Antiphospholipis antibodies are antibodies directed against phosphorus-fat components of your cell membranes called phospholipids, certain blood proteins that bind with phospholipids, and the complexes formed when proteins and phospholipids bind. Approximately 50% of people with lupus possesses these antibodies, and over a twenty-year period of time, one half of lupus patients with one of these antibodies—the lupus anticoagulant—will experience a blood clot.
* Arthritis “Arthritis” is a broad term used to describe inflammation of the joints. There are many subsets of arthritis, but the arthritis seen in lupus closely resembles rheumatoid arthritis   
 * Cardiovascular System Lupus can affect the cardiovascular system, which includes your heart and blood vessels. In fact, cardiovascular disease, not lupus itself, is the number one cause of death in people with SLE. Therefore, it is very important that you take steps to maintain optimal cardiovascular health.* Immune System in lupus and other autoimmune diseases, the immune system begins to recognize and attack “self.” In other words, the cells of the immune system begin to injure the body’s own tissues. This phenomenon is similar to “friendly fire” and can cause permanent scarring that ultimately jeopardizes the function of certain organs and systems in the body. Certain cells and processes of the immune system have been identified as playing a role in lupus.   

 * Kidneys About one half of people with lupus experience kidney involvement, and the kidney has become the most extensively studied organ affected by lupus.* Lungs About 50% of people with SLE will experience lung involvement during the course of their disease. Five main lung problems occur in lupus: pleuritis, acute lupus pneumonitis, chronic (fibrotic) lupus pneumonitis, pulmonary hypertension, and “shrinking lung” syndrome.  

 

* Nervous System Lupus can affect both the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system. Lupus may attack the nervous system via antibodies that bind to nerve cells or the blood vessels that feed them, or by interrupting the blood flow to nerves. Conditions associated with or sometimes seen in lupus include cognitive dysfunction, fibromyalgia, headaches, organic brain syndrome, and CNS vasculitis.  

 

* Skin Most people with lupus experience some sort of skin involvement during the course of their disease. In fact, skin conditions comprise 4 of the 11 criteria used by the American College of Rheumatology for classifying lupus. There are three major types of skin disease specific to lupus and various other non-specific skin manifestautions associated with the disease.

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What I do to try to keep my face clear with having lupus.

With my lupus I tend to have a butterfly rash redness and some sores. I do have a small routine I do every night to help keep my face clear. And I will give you the names of the products I use.

I start with cleaning my face with Equate Deep Cleaning Astringent Cleanser or Studio 35 Witch Hazel cleanser and Cotton 100% Pure Cotton Rounds 100 CT.
Then I put on a clay mask it is called Charcoal Face Mask . I leave it on my face and tell it dries.

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Did you know that charcoal is great for your skin? Because of its natural detoxifying properties, it can be used to whiten teeth, remove poisons from your body, and cleanse your skin. If you have problem skin, acne, clogged pores you name it. Charcoal may help. These steps seem to help control my symptoms of lupus on my face.
I hope these help you.