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May is Lupus Awareness Month: Learn about Lupus

May is Lupus Awareness Month.

Lupus Foundation of America National Gala
Lupus Foundation of America National Gala
Photo by Andrew H. Walker
Lupus Foundation of American National Gala
Photo by Andrew H. Walker

Are you wondering what is Lupus? Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects women more often than men.

Learn about Lupus, watch the Lupus Video (located at the top of the page).

Lupus can become painful over time. If you are living with Lupus, describe your level of pain to your doctor and receive pain medication or other treatment options.

Being diagnosed with Lupus doesn't mean it is the end of the world: join a support group, manage your pain, take medication as prescribed and follow up with your doctor regularly.

If you are feeling sad or depressed contact a mental health agency or psychiatrist in your area. Read 'Happy Healthy News' written by Yvette Collins. Pharm.D.

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