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Take the #WorldLupusDay pledge. An pledge to increase awareness and understanding of #lupus.
Please complete and submit this application. Upon completion please deliver or send supporting documents via mail, email or fax to the LFA Florida office prior to May 31.
A recent survey was conducted for the Lupus Foundation of America by Qualtrics to explore American adults’ awareness and knowledge of lupus. Read it here.
Dr. Davila has a passion to treat rheumatic diseases that are often difficult to treat and even diagnose. Join us as she discusses the importance of finding a rheumatologist by going over the history of lupus, signs, symptoms, treatments, and diagnosis.
You can help by raising awareness of #lupus and its symptoms this May--whether its sharing lupus facts on social media or hosting an event in your community. We have all the tools and resources you need to get started! Tap the link in our bio to find out more. http://ow.ly/Wuy450skHPV
Check out what individuals across the state of Florida are doing to raise awareness and funds. From a Lupus Bowl to a Lupus Party!!
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.
join the BoozeFighters MC Chapter 86 as they host a #lupusawareness party benefiting the Lupus Foundation of America, Florida Chapter on Saturday, May 4. Come out and enjoy the festivities! Thank you to the Boozefighters MC Chapter 86 for their continued generosity to help us put an end to lupus!
It's important to understand your medications and to have a strategy for keeping track of them. Follow this guidance to get the most out of your meds while minimizing side effects.
Lupus can be a lot to deal with on top of the demands of middle and high school. But there’s a lot you can do to take charge of your health and manage your symptoms at school. Use these tips to help you keep your schooldays fun, productive, and healthy!
If your Lupus symptoms become so severe that you are unable to work, you should consider filing for Social Security Disability benefits. This teleconference covers what Lupus patients need to know about their rights and the filing process.
Interested in volunteering the day of the Walk? Click the SignUp button below, fill out the form, and a member of our walk staff will contact you. Please note that volunteers must have a liability waiver signed in order to volunteer at the event. Please click here to view and print the liability waiver. Bring the signed waiver with you on walk day and submit it to the coordinator when you check-in. Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with us!
Not getting enough sleep increases inflammation in your body, worsening your other #lupus symptoms. Learn more on ways to get a better sleep when you have #lupus.
Our March newsletter is up. We are covering topics such as the Lupus Foundation of America's new Inside Lupus Research as well as our Spring Walk to End Lupus Now events and our March teleconference on Lupus and your Immune System! Check it out!
: What does it mean when #lupus is "active"? Read more on some of the symptoms that indicate you might be in a flare.
Learn about the different parts of the immune system that can be affected in lupus and about how lupus medications work to suppress the immune system in order to control the disease. From B cells to T cells and everything in between, this will be an "Immunology 101" session. No background in biology required.
TipTuesday: What to do when you don't feel like your doctor is listening? Read some advice and encouragement for improving communication with your doctor. Learn more.
Anything that limits your ability to think clearly, reason, or remember something is a cognitive symptom. The American College of Rheumatology has identified 19 psychiatric symptoms associated with lupus. Learn some tips for coping with lupus-related cognitive symptoms.
In this episode of The Expert Series, Victoria Werth, MD will teach you about how lupus can affect the skin as she describes skin lupus subtypes and how to manage living with lupus.
Did you know people with #lupus are at higher risk for heart problems, such as heart attacks and cardiovascular disease (CVD)? Learn the risk of heart disease in lupus patients and how to minimize them.
Participants in yoga, tai chi, and Pilates all benefit physically and mentally from the exercises. However, there are differences between the forms. With your doctor’s approval, these three exercises can be tailored to your needs and abilities
Support groups meet in person in counties across Florida and online in our LupusConnect Community.
LupusConnect™ is an online lupus community where individuals with lupus and their loved ones can engage with others like them to share experiences, find emotional support and discuss practical insights for coping with the daily challenges of the disease. It’s an easy-to-use, online platform that encourages its community members to ask questions, reply to posts and read about others' experiences in a safe and comforting community.
Exercise, especially gentle strength training, can improve some #lupus symptoms. Here is a quick low-impact exercise routine for lupus you can try once you get the green light from your doctor!
Life with lupus can be difficult at times, but it doesn’t have to stop you from doing the things that matter to you. Many people with lupus live happy, active lives — and you can, too. Read more from the guide to coping with #lupus.
Learn about the various cardiovascular disease conditions that affect people living with lupus, how to prevent heart disease while living with lupus and learn more about Rheumatologic disease as a risk factor for future cardiovascular disease in women.
February is #HearMonth. Learn how #lupus affects the heart and circulation and what you can do to stay #HeartHealthy.
Hair loss: Expert addresses common concerns
Infections pose a greater risk for people living with lupus. In fact, infections are the second most common major cause of illness and death for people with the disease.
Learn some essential advice from a #lupus doctor on coping and managing the disease. Above all: realize you will get through this.
Keep up with everything happening this year at LFAFL! Join our email list and get the inside scoop on upcoming events, success stories, our growth and upcoming projects! Tap the link in our bio to sign up!
Come cheer on the Jacksonville Iceman as they play their in-state rivals, Florida Everblades! A portion from each ticket sold through this link will be donated back to the Lupus Foundation of America, Florida Chapter.
When you're newly diagnosed with lupus, you have a lot of questions. We created this guide to make sure you don't miss any critical information during those initial visits with your rheumatologist.
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In this episode of The Expert Series, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, MD, DrPH provides insight on men and lupus.
#GivingTuesday is TODAY. This #GivingTuesday we’re asking you to make it your mission to end lupus. How: Be sure to make your donation TODAY to help us reach our $10,000 goal !
For adults with lupus, fatigue and pain can prevent them from celebrating the holidays as they once did. But you can help family members with lupus participate in holiday activities—and have fun. Here are some tips from a lupus patient and her caregivers.