Because her symptoms were so mysterious and unusual, and she was accustomed to toughing it out, Victoria's diagnosis almost came too late.
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Reports that Toni Braxton was hospitalized for complications from lupus are a reminder that people with lupus experience disease flares that can be triggered by environmental factors like stress or exhaustion.
Sixteen year old Kylie has decided to face her discoid lupus diagnosis with a positive and optimistic attitude.
At 23, TV producer Amanda Palley almost lost her life to lupus, and learned how to balance her health with her ambitions.
August 2015 - Dr. Donald Thomas answered your 15 questions about lupus diagnosis.
Ask The Experts: Dr. Donald Thomas, author of The Lupus Encyclopedia, provides information about diagnosis of lupus.
When lupus is misclassified as a form of arthritis, it gets lost in a crowded diagnostic category. Patient advocate Cindy Coney writes of how not knowing this distinction can lead to more problems for the person with lupus down the road.
When Lisa Walters was diagnosed with lupus last month, she didn’t expect to feel relieved. But after eight years and around 50 doctors, Lisa had rarely left an appointment feeling satisfied with the answers she received about why she was experiencing painful symptoms. Read about her journey to diagnosis and the importance of never giving up.
Lupus in the kidneys, also known as nephritis, can be difficult. Dr. Joan T. Merrill, Lupus Foundation of America's Medical Director, explains the risk for lupus in the kidneys, current treatment options, and hope for the future.
Learn what makes lupus so different from many other diseases and why lupus is a cruel mystery.
Thyroid problems are common in people with lupus. Learn more.
Thinning hair is common among people living with lupus. So is the whirlwind of emotions that comes with hair loss. Whether the result of lupus or a side effect of medications, hair loss can be a big shock, particularly when hair does not grow back.
It surprises many people to learn that lung issues are common among people with lupus. Although the underlying connective tissue disease is the root cause of lupus-related lung problems, the exact mechanism differs for each of the most common conditions.
The results of this study reveal differences in autoantibody profiles over time in people with lupus, with important ethnicity-related differences, and their relationship to lupus-mediated organ damage over time.
Dr. Anne Stevens of the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital discusses her study to evaluate the role of the protein PD-L1 to help doctors determine whether an illness is lupus-related or the result of an infection.
Systemic diseases such as lupus may include some sort of oral involvement. And, good regular dental care with a trusted dentist can help discover and alleviate any problems that might arise.
Lupus doesn’t have one clear origin. Researchers believe it results from a complex equation of multiple factors. One part of the equation is your genetic makeup; another involves the hormones that regulate much of your body’s functions. A third is your environment.
As people with lupus know all too well, mysterious symptoms that appear and disappear are hallmarks of the disease. But when you’re seeing a doctor who isn’t familiar with lupus, all of these issues can sound like a long list of complaints that just don’t make sense.
Lupus, as well as Raynaud's disease, can affect the feet in several different ways.
The difficulty in knowing if a certain symptom is due to lupus, a side effect of medication, or something else entirely stems from the nature of the disease.
An introduction to lupus and the services of the Lupus Foundation of America.
An overview on how clinical trials work, why it is beneficial to participate, and the latest trials focused on treatments for lupus.
This teleconference will address how to work with your employer to prioritize your health issues and determine the types of accommodations you may need.
The presentation will cover an overview of Social Security Disability, from how individuals become eligible for benefits to how to complete the filing process.
Learn how to manage those different medications and communicate with your pharmacist.
One positive lifestyle change you can make to reduce your risk is to eat smart for a healthy heart. Join us and learn more about eating wisely!
Join us at Marlins Park as we walk to end lupus now at Florida's largest lupus walk!
Join us for our 2017 Palm Beach Walk to End Lupus Now at the Palm Beach Zoo!
Join us in Orlando to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support
Join us in Jacksonville to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact.
We invite you to join us at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Coral Gables for our Pizza with a Purpose Fundraiser! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami- Florida's largest lupus walk!
La Fundacion Americana de Lupus, Capitulo de Florida les invita a participar en la caminata mas grande de lupus de la Florida para recaudar fondos y levantar el conocimiento sobre lupus.
We invite you to join us at Chipotle for a night out for lupus! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami – Florida’s largest lupus walk!
Lupus Medical Symposium, "Finding the U in LUPUS: Simple Strategies for Living with Lupus without Losing Yourself" presented by Hilary Pick, LPC and addressing eye concerns with "The Aging Eye" presented by Bhavna Sheth, MD, MBA
This educational teleconference will address complications, medical evaluation and treatment as it relates to kidney involvement in lupus.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from some of the world's leading lupus experts from the comfort and privacy of your home!
Please join us for our Living Well with Lupus Seminar in Orlando.
Thank you Palm Beach for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until July 5 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Thank you Orlando for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until June 21 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Thank you Jacksonville for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until April 13 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Are you interested in starting a group in your area or becoming a co-facilitator of an exisiting group? If, so we invite you to attend our next facilitator training.
Thank you for Melbourne for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until December 14 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Thank you for Miami for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until November 30 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Join us for our third annual Southwest Florida Walk to end Lupus now in Naples. Lets rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.
We are heading back to the Palm Beach Zoo for our South Florida Spring Walk to End Lupus Now! Please join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.
NEW in 2015! The Walk to End Lupus Now is coming to Northern Florida in Jacksonville. Join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.
The Heartland Chapter is going ONLINE! Join our Lupus 101 Online Workshop.
Patients, caregivers, and the medical community are invited to join us for a day devoted to those affected by lupus. The Annual NC Lupus Summit is the largest educational conference on lupus in the state and provides a variety of discussions led by physicians and other experts dedicated to solving the cruel mystery of lupus. This year's event will highlight aiming high to live a meaningful life.
New Date, Same Mission! Click here for details