Causes of Lupus
A combination of factors may cause lupus
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What causes lupus?
Lupus develops in response to a combination of factors both inside and outside the body.article
Understanding the genetics of lupus
Genes influence who gets lupus and how severe it is. They're also the key to better treatments.article
My sister's diagnosis: Grappling with lupus' genetic link
Lupus appears to have a strong genetic link—particularly among siblings.Personal Story
Can Premarin induce lupus flares?
Premarin is usually safe for women with lupus, unless they have pre-existing heart disease.article
Beta blockers and lupus
Beta blockers are probably reasonably safe to use in most lupus patients.article
Can something in the diet cause lupus?
The development of lupus is not related to anything in a person's diet.article
Can hormones trigger the development of lupus?
The sex hormone estrogen plays a role in lupus.article
Are pollution or toxic chemicals related to lupus?
The roles of genetic and environmental factors in triggering lupus remain to be determined.article
Are petroleum products related to lupus?
Petroleum products have long been suspect in the development of lupus.article
Are household toxins related to lupus?
There is a surprising lack of information about common household toxins and lupus.article
Are breast implants related to lupus?
At this time, there is no scientific evidence showing silicone breast implants can cause lupus.article