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Contact the health educator
Our health educators are always available to answer your questions and give you the help you need.article
View a comprehensive list of local support groups provided by the LFA.article
Medications used to treat lupus
Treatments include anti-inflammatories, corticosteroids, anti-malarials and immunosuppressants.article
Explaining lupus to others
A good way to explain lupus is to make clear what it is not before talking about what lupus is.article
What happens if I leave my lupus untreated?
Without treatment, the risk of life-threatening flares may increase.article
What is a flare?
The standard, global consensus definition of a disease flare.article
What is photosensitivity?
Photosensitivity is the term used to describe sensitivity to ultraviolet rays.Q & A
Strategies for managing pain
Pain medicines and complementary therapies can help control joint and muscle pain.article
Finding a new doctor
Follow these steps if you or your loved one are looking for a new doctor.article
Strategies for managing fatigue
The common causes of extreme fatigue associated with lupus and strategies for managing it.article
Is it normal fatigue or a lupus flare: learn the difference
Not every bout of fatigue is the result of a lupus flare-up.article
I have lupus: Now what?
Lisa Walters struggled to get her diagnosis. Now that she knows, she's ready to keep moving forward.Personal Story
Hair loss and lupus
Hair loss is a common side effect of lupus and the medications used for treatment.article
Prognosis and life expectancy
While in some cases lupus can be fatal, the prognosis is better today than ever before.article
Learning to accept your lupus
Learning to live with lupus involves making some changes -- physical, emotional, and spiritual.blog
Common triggers for lupus
Learn the common causes that can set off the illness or bring on a flare.article