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 […]

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Lupus Treatment

Although there is no cure for lupus yet, there are medications and treatments that can help control symptoms and prevent or slow organ damage. Some mild lupus cases can be handled without medication, but most patients do require prescription drugs to minimize symptoms and stabilize organ function. Since no two cases of lupus are the […]

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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 […]