Downloadable PDF Resources
Check out our 5-part series from our National Resource Center, which gives an overview of how to live your best life with lupus at all stages.
If you’ve been diagnosed with lupus, you probably have a lot of questions about the disease and how it may affect your life. Lupus affects different people in different ways. For some, lupus can be mild — for others, it can be life-threatening.
- English: Understanding Lupus [PDF]
- Spanish: Entendiendo el lupus [PDF]
- Chinese (Simplified): 了解狼疮 [PDF]
Diagnosing lupus can be challenging. There isn’t just 1 test that can give doctors a “yes” or “no” answer. Sometimes, it can take months — or even years — before your doctor has all the information needed to make a lupus diagnosis.
If you’ve been diagnosed with lupus, you’re probably wondering how it’s treated. One of the most important things to know about treating lupus is that it’s a team effort. You and your treatment team will work together to find the combination of medicines that’s right for you. Your treatment plan may depend on things like your age, your lifestyle, and how healthy you are.
Living With Lupus
If you’ve been diagnosed with lupus, you may need to make some changes to your daily routines to help manage your symptoms. Living with lupus can be difficult, and it’s normal to feel overwhelmed — especially at first.
- English: Living With Lupus [PDF]
- Spanish: Viviendo con el lupus [PDF]
- Chinese (Simplified): 和狼疮一起生活 [PDF]
Coping With Lupus
Having lupus can make everyday life challenging. When your lupus is active, symptoms like joint stiffness, pain, fatigue, confusion, or depression can make simple tasks difficult — and sometimes impossible. Since these symptoms aren’t visible, the people around you may have trouble understanding how you feel.
- English: Coping With Lupus [PDF]
- Spanish: Cómo sobrellevar el lupus [PDF]
- Chinese (Simplified): 处理狼疮 [PDF]
Discover the common signs and symptoms that incur with lupus and learn if this speaks to what you may be experiencing.
Lupus can develop in anyone, male or female. Get information about the symptoms of lupus in men, and read common questions about how lupus affects men.
Take a look at a hub of the online resources and links for people dealing with lupus nephritis.
In some cases, people with lupus may experience overlapping symptoms of other diseases.