75+ Facts About Lupus

Despite being one of the most commonly found diseases, lupus is is one of America’s least recognized major diseases. Awareness and accurate knowledge about lupus is lacking even though: Lupus strikes more people than AIDS, Sickle Cell Anemia, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Cystic Fibrosis. Combined. Organizations across the country have come together to help […]

Building Your Team of Lupus Medical Specialists

A common question when someone is diagnosed with lupus is: Will I need a special doctor to treat my disease? The answer is: Yes! When you are diagnosed with lupus one of the most important things to managing your chronic illness is developing the right healthcare team for you. Because lupus can affect many different […]

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Diagnosing Lupus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a very complex chronic illness. It is known as “the great imitator” because its symptoms often mimic or resemble other illnesses from rheumatoid arthritis to Lyme disease, making lupus very difficult to diagnose. To complicate matters, many symptoms of lupus can change or come and go suddenly. Combine that with […]

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Symptoms of Lupus

Lupus symptoms vary from patient to patient and range from mild to severe. Symptoms also come and go and may change suddenly, depending on which body system the disease is targeting, making lupus very hard to diagnose and manage. Some people with lupus have only one body system affected, like joints or skin. Other times, […]

Types of Lupus

The Four Types of Lupus Lupus Erythematosus is the collection of automimmune diseases where the human immune system becomes hyperactive and starts attacking healthy cells and tissues. Lupus Erthematosus may be Systemic, meaning it can affect many body systems, or Cutaneous, where it’s affects are limited to the skin. There are four different types of […]

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 […]