Inflammation-Related Anemia & Lupus

Red blood cells transport oxygen to cells throughout the body. People with lupus may experience a reduction in red blood cells known as inflammation-related anemia, which can cause a range of symptoms. The signs of inflammation-related anemia, or “anemia of inflammation


Kidney Damage, Dialysis, Transplants, & Lupus

Lupus Warriors and doctors need to be on the lookout for signs of organ involvement. Unfortunately, the signs of kidney damage can be easy to overlook. Lupus can cause inflammation throughout the body, including internal organs. While skin involvement (in the form of a facial rash) and arthritis...


Lupus Nephritis: 6 Classes of Kidney Disease

Caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis is a serious, and relatively common, kidney disorder. In September, Selena Gomez shared with her fans via Instagram that she had received a kidney transplant due to complications of lupus. The two kidneys are the primary members of the renal system in the...


Lupus Nephritis

What is Lupus Nephritis? Lupus nephritis is an inflammation of the nephrons – structures inside the kidneys – that is caused by lupus SLE. Lupus nephritis affects anywhere from 40-60% of lupus patients Symptoms of Lupus Nephritis Weight gain High blood pressure Dark urine Foamy, frothy urine Swelling...