If you’re a patient or a health care provider who’s looking for more information on Lupus, the American College of Rheumatology has put together a comprehensive website at TheLupusInitiative.org with everything you and/or your patients will need to better manage symptoms.
Possible Signs and Symptoms
Swollen, painful joints
Fatigue and feeling tired
Fevers that are unexplained
Skin Rashes which may look similar to a butterfly that has landed on the nose and spread it’s wings across the cheeks
Pale or Purple fingers or toes that feel cold to the touch
Who is likely to have Lupus?
Though anyone can develop Lupus, it is 9 times more likely to occur in women and is more common in people of color. Lupus is usually diagnosed when a person is between 15 to 45 years old.
Feel more hopeful about themselves and their future
Stay active, enjoying life
Not need to see their health care providers as often
Each person with Lupus will have their own unique manifestation of this autoimmune condition. Though some people can have very serious, life-threatening consequences of Lupus, there is hope. This disease can be managed now better than it has been in the past.
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I like the videos which are easy to understand and provide a wealth of helpful information about how to manage symptoms.
Disclosure: I have no financial or other relationship with The Lupus Initiative, the American College of Rheumatology or any pharmaceutical company that makes medications to treat Lupus. I heard about this initiative and wanted to pass the information along. I hope it helps.