You guessed it! As the name suggests, my blog is about lupus and other autoimmune diseases. On occasion, I cover other health topics; but generally speaking, all the material you find here will be related to lupus and other autoimmune disorders.
Sometimes I’ll write about the emotions that come with and plague those with chronic illnesses, but more often than not, I leave them to other qualified bloggers and website owners. My focus will be on the more scientific because of my background in nursing; but not so scientific that you feel like you’re reading a textbook. It will be a ‘watered-down’ version of doctor-speak; I try to anticipate and hopefully answer those unanswered-or unremembered answers from your last visit to the doc.
I invite you to ask questions about any article that you may find. Even though many of my posts are reviewed by a physician for factual accuracy, most times I am unable to answer, definitively. Oh, I’ll give it a stab-or maybe I won’t, but I feel the person best qualified to answer these question is your doctor.
Your doc can do a physical examination, is armed with your
laboratory test results, knows if they could be affected by a medication that you take. In my opinion, by the time that you’ve been formally diagnosed with lupus or another autoimmune illness, your care should be managed by a qualified rheumatologist who keeps an open channel of communication with your primary care physician.
The immune system and autoimmunity in general can be pretty complicated. Before you browse the rest of my site, I leave you with this VERY short You Tube video which sums up lupus and autoimmunity nicely.
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