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Do I Have Lupus?/What are the Symptoms?

  The list of symptoms that people experience with Lupus is extensive. It is often hard to diagnose Lupus based on symptoms alone because the symptoms are often very vague and mimic other diseases. Here is a list of some of the more common Lupus symptoms: Joint...

What is Lupus?

  Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in various parts of the body.¬† Our immune systems normally attack foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses, but in an autoimmune disease the immune system does not recognize healthy cells and...

What is Considered a Chronic Disease?

Chronic disease is a disease that is sustained for a long period of time, typically longer than a year. According to the CDC, six out of ten people have a chronic disease. Chronic diseases are noncommunicable, meaning that  they cannot be passed from person to person....

Questions?

I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2010, during my second year of Family Medicine residency. I was confident in my knowledge and ability to care for patients, but nothing prepared me for the questions I would have when I discovered I was sick. Sure, I learned about Lupus...