Brindusa (Brenda) Vanta is an alternative health care doctor, author and medical writer. She has written for the Livestrong, South Asian Health Chronicle, Oakville Massage Community and Information Network, and she focuses on nutrition and homeopathy. She received her MD degree from Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine, Romania, and her HD diploma from Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine.
Lupus in minorities is considerably more common – the condition discriminates against African-American, Latina and Native American women.
Lupus most often affects adults, but lupus in children and adolescents is not unheard of. Around 20% of lupus sufferers develop the disease before age 20.
If you’re considering enrolling in lupus clinical trials, you may have concerns about your safety, privacy, and whether or not the process is confidential.
Up to 40 percent of people with lupus will experience oral manifestations of the disease, like lupus mouth ulcers or lesions and dry mouth, among others.
Gaining lupus resilience is based on developing 4 concepts: optimism, control and empowerment, involvement, and valuing mutual understanding.