Coping with Lupus
Empower yourself with knowledge that can help you navigate, process, plan your next steps, and live a normal life.
- Living with Lupus
- Caring for Your Skin
- Your Lupus Diet
- Five Facts About Lupus and Aging
- Handling Lupus During Vacations
Pregnancy and Lupus
One question that often arises in women who have been newly diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus is “Can I safely become pregnant and have a healthy baby?” The short answer? Yes.
Children and Lupus
Childhood lupus is not much different than lupus in adults. Many of the symptoms are the same, as well as the treatment. But there are differences, and knowing what they are and how to treat them will allow kids with lupus to live regular, happy lives.
Men and Lupus
Though systemic lupus erythematosus is often thought of as a women’s health issue, the truth is men get lupus, too. And while the prevalence of lupus in women is great – nearly 90 percent of lupus patients between ages 15 and 45 are women – men shouldn’t discount both the potential of getting lupus and the seriousness with which the disease presents.
Coping with Flares
Lupus patients often suffer unpredictable bouts of the disease – a flare – followed by periods of remission. What causes a flare is almost as unpredictable as when the flare will occur, but there are some common catalysts, and some common ways of managing flares.
- Managing Lupus Flares
- Prevention Tips
- Wellness Strategies Between Flares
- How Can I Tell if I Have a flare?
- How Long will My Flare Last?
Resources and Support
You may be surprised to learn of the strong community of people and resources out there to help you manage your condition -- and the array of challenges and emotions that may come with it. Seek out support that can inspire, guide and educate you.
Once diagnosed, a flood of question might enter your mind. Find many of them here -- and answers, too.
- Is Lupus Contagious?
- Is There a Lupus Cure?
- How Long Will I Live with Lupus?
- Can Stress Make My Lupus Symptoms Worse?
- What Type of Lupus Research is Occurring?