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 […]

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 […]

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 […]