Spring can be a time of great joy and exciting events. But, they also can be times of stress, anxiety and physical demands. All of this actually can contribute to triggers for an autoimmune disease flare. TIP: Many autoimmune diseases are affected by foods we eat and stress we encounter.
BY ADEY BERHANU, MD, FACR, RHMSUS Lupus is an autoimmune condition characterizedby dysregulation of the immune system resulting in widespread inflammation that can affect different organ systems. Autoimmune diseases, including lupus, are more common in women during their childbearing years. As such, special considerations for lupus patients during pregnancy are