lupus flares

  • Health News: Lupus Flares and Heart Disease

    Lupus is a bigger risk factor for heart disease than smoking: but why? Lupus sufferers have periods of relative wellness followed by “flares” in which the lupus acts up. Researchers are beginning a study that will use MRI technology to get pictures of beating hearts during a flare that they hope will yield clues as to why the combination of lupus and heart disease is so deadly.