What is a Lupus Flare?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease of flares and remissions. When the disease is active or when symptoms develop or worsen and you feel ill, it’s called “a flare.” These symptoms come and go and can change suddenly. One week you may have joint pain and rashes. The following week, you may have no symptoms at […]

What is Lupus?

Lupus erythematosus, known commonly as Lupus, is an autoimmune disease that begins in our immune system, which is thepart of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs.  Healthy immune systems produce antibodies that protect the body from these foreign invaders. With autoimmunity, or “self-ammunity” since “auto” is the Greek root of “self,” the […]