Listen to a Lupus Educational Workshop
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General Information on Lupus
Living with Lupus
An introduction to effective management and basics of lupus for the newly diagnosed or anyone who needs it. Current, medically accurate info on lupus, its symptoms, treatments, & coping techniques.
Vivir Con Lupus (en Español)
Introducción al manejo efectivo de la enfermedad y lo básico de lupus para alguien recién diagnosticado o cualquiera que lo necesite. Información médica exacta y al día sobre lupus, sus síntomas, tratamientos y técnicas para combatir la enfermedad.
Managing Your Lupus
How does your lifestyle affect your health? The importance of healthy habits that include diet, exercise, not smoking, and maintaining your medication regimen to help you live well with lupus will be covered. Learn how to better manage your lupus and make knowledgeable decisions regarding your treatment plan. Other topics covered will include long term side effects of medications, ways to prevent and manage infections, maintaining healthy bones and avoiding osteoporosis.
Disability Issues and Lupus
Get help navigating the often frustrating issues surrounding disability. Learn what SSDI/SSI is, the qualifications, how to apply, and how to be prepared.
Nutrition, Exercise and Bone Health
Dr. Collins will discuss how to eat right and stay active while living with lupus. Although there is no miracle diet for lupus, there are guidelines that can help every patient. The session will also focus on maintaining healthy bones and avoiding osteoporosis.
Dr. Thomas will outline the potential threat of infections to lupus patients. This session will focus on ways to prevent and manage infections.
Tired of Lupus: Managing Pain and Fatigue Through Healthy Sleep Habits
Lupus patients are at risk for experiencing sleep difficulties. Poor sleep can be linked to medication side effects, persistent pain, depression, changes in our daily schedules, or even stress. Poor sleep and daytime tiredness can cause discomfort, and can make pain feel worse. People who sleep well feel better and experience less pain. You can improve your sleep! Come learn more about sleep and the fascinating relationships between sleep, pain and overall health.
Connective Tissue Disease Overlapping with Lupus
The connective tissue diseases are a family of closely related disorders which include: rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus), polymyositis-dermatomyositis (PM-DM), systemic sclerosis (SSc or scleroderma), Sjogren's syndrome (SS) and various forms of vasculitis. Although lupus most often occurs alone, many people with lupus also have symptoms characteristic of one or more of the other connective tissue diseases. In this circumstance, a physician may use the term "overlap" to describe the illness. This session will cover several well-recognized overlaps that may affect people with lupus.
Lupus and Organ Systems
Lupus and the Kidneys presented by Michael Madaio, MD, Georgia Health Sciences UniversityDid you know that an estimated 40% of all people living with lupus will develop kidney complications? This educational teleconference will address complications, medical evaluation and treatment as it relates to kidney involvement in lupus.
The heart and lungs are frequently affected in people with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Complications in these organs can cause a variety of problems, ranging from mild to serious or even life-threatening. These complications are known as cardiopulmonary (cardio = heart; pulmonary = lung).
Central Nervous System (CNS) and Lupus
As many as half of all people with lupus describe feelings of confusion, fatigue, memory loss and difficulty expressing their thoughts. This collection of symptoms is termed cognitive dysfunction, although many people call it lupus fog. We will address symptoms and ways to cope with this pervasive problem.
Lupus and Endocrine Issues
Lupus patients visit endocrinologists for a variety of reasons including diabetes, thyroid problems and osteoporosis. Explore the impact of the thyroid on the health of a lupus patient as well as special considerations of management and treatment of diabetes and osteoporosis in lupus patients.
Approximately two-thirds of people with lupus will develop some type of skin disease or cutaneous lupus. Learn about the forms of skin lupus, treatments for cutaneous lupus and other skin problems that can occur when you have lupus.
Kidney Involvement in Lupus presented by Keisha L. Gibson, M.D., UNC Division of Nehprology and HypertensionAn estimated 40% of all people living with lupus will develop kidney complications. Learn about complications, medical evaluation, and treatment as it relates to kidney involvement in lupus.
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The Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter is proud to be a source of information on lupus. Our comments are based on professional advice, published experience and expert opinion, but do not represent individual therapeutic recommendation or prescription. For specific information or advice, please consult your physician. If you need help finding a physician, we maintain a list of physicians who treat lupus patients.</F</F</F</F</F</F</F