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ritzbit
07-15-2011, 11:27 AM
I dont know how many of you get monthly emails from the LFA but I love them. Always good info.

Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Lupus
In addition to medications and other doctor-administered medical care, a large and growing number of people are turning to other healing practices in an attempt to improve their health. These diverse therapies are used either with conventional medicine (complementary) or instead of conventional medicine (alternative). Learn more about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for lupus. (http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_learntreating.aspx?articleid=2250&zoneid=525)

Read Complementary & Alternative Treatments for Lupus (http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_magazineback.aspx?articleid=1734&zoneid=67), an article from Lupus Now Magazine, for more information about CAM.

Before you add herbs, dietary supplements, or vitamins to your diet, discuss the decision with your doctor, as these products may interact with drugs used to treat lupus. Dietary supplements should never be used to replace medicines prescribed to control lupus symptoms or medication side effects.

15 Questions with Dr. Robert Lahita – Men and Lupus

Each month, the LFA invites you to submit questions to one of our lupus experts on selected topics. Though lupus affects mostly women, lupus can and does occur in males of any age. We are pleased to feature in August Robert Lahita, MD, PhD, FACP, FACR, FRCP (http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_empty.aspx?articleid=3985&zoneid=76), a renowned lupus clinician, investigator and author, who will answer questions related to “Men and Lupus.”

Submit your questions to Dr. Lahita by July 25 (http://www.lupus.org/newsite/pages/live_chat.htm). Answers will be posted to the LFA Web site by August 12. If you have a question about lupus that is not associated with this month’s topic, we invite you to submit your inquiry to our LFA Health Educators (http://www.lupus.org/newsite/pages/contacthealth.htm) and your question will be answered as soon as possible.

Learn more about 15 questions (http://www.lupus.org/newsite/pages/15-questions.htm)

Review transcripts from our previous 15 Questions and Web Chats (http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_communitywebchats.aspx?articleid=586&zoneid=93)

Nervous System Issues and Lupus
For July, the 15 Questions topic was "Nervous System Issues" featuring our lupus expert Dr. Michael Luggen. Read his answers now (http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_community.aspx?articleid=3983&zoneid=91).

Learn more about how lupus may affect the body’s central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems.
(http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_learnaffects.aspx?articleid=2323&zoneid=526)
Listen to a recorded presentation (http://www.lupus.org/newsite/pages/learn-from-the-experts.htm)about Central Nervous System and Lupus by Dr. Betty Diamond

What Causes Lupus?

No one knows for sure what causes lupus. Scientists believe people are born with certain genes that make them prone to develop lupus and that something brings on or "triggers" the symptoms and disease activity. Likely, a combination of genetics (heredity), environment, and hormones is involved. Learn more about the causes of lupus (http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_learnunderstanding.aspx?articleid=2233&zoneid=523).

We now know more about lupus than ever before. Dedicated researchers are on the brink of significant breakthroughs in the underlying science of the immune system, while public awareness and understanding continue to grow. Today people with lupus are leading healthier lives and living longer than at any time in history. Read on to learn about the prognosis and hopeful future for people with lupus (http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_learnunderstanding.aspx?articleid=2238&zoneid=523).

rob
07-15-2011, 01:01 PM
I get them too Ritz. Good stuff. I appreciate the straightforward no-nonsense nature of their articles and discussions. Definitely worth reading.

Rob

ritzbit
07-21-2011, 07:32 AM
Found something else I thougth I'd share

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/07/19/2011-07-19_vitamin_d_may_hold_key_to_easing_symptoms_cause d_by_lupus_a_small_dose_of_hope.html

Elo
07-21-2011, 08:50 AM
Ooo..that's cool. If vitamin D really helps that much, I'm all in. I can't imagine many side effects coming from taking that! Fingers crossed.

steve.b
07-21-2011, 08:59 AM
i have heard a lot about vitamin d recently.
it seems to be popping up in all sorts of places.

i had my levels checked, (as i do not go outside as much anymore)
my levels were still good. i was advised not to take suplements.
it is apparently easy to overdose on vitamin d. and that is bad.

so please get a blood test before going on vitamin d supliments.

lovedbyHim
07-21-2011, 09:30 AM
i have heard a lot about vitamin d recently.
it seems to be popping up in all sorts of places.

i had my levels checked, (as i do not go outside as much anymore)
my levels were still good. i was advised not to take suplements.
it is apparently easy to overdose on vitamin d. and that is bad.

so please get a blood test before going on vitamin d supliments.


My endochrinologists tested me and I was very low. She has me on 50,000IU's every 10 days. I am tested every 6 months because you can overdose on it so get tested!

Peridot20_Gem
07-21-2011, 09:51 AM
i have heard a lot about vitamin d recently.
it seems to be popping up in all sorts of places.

i had my levels checked, (as i do not go outside as much anymore)
my levels were still good. i was advised not to take suplements.
it is apparently easy to overdose on vitamin d. and that is bad.

so please get a blood test before going on vitamin d supliments.Steve,

I've heard about it alot also but you've made a good point there on getting it checked because i hardly venture outside, so
i bet mine could be low...next time i see the doctor it will be mentioned.

Cheers mate.