The cause of lupus remains unknown, and anyone can get it — though it most often affects women, especially black, Latina, Asian, and Native American women. Learn more about this autoimmune disease, including how it's diagnosed and the latest treatment options, from our team of medical experts and fellow patients who are living with lupus.

Olympic Gold Medalist Shannon Boxx Talks About Being a Lupus Advocate

Shannon Boxx has four FIFA World Cups and an Olympic gold medal under her belt. And she did it all while dealing with lupus.


What It’s Like to Live With Lupus and Diabetes

What do you do when the treatment for one disease leads to the development of another one?

By Gerri Miller

How the Body Attacks the Kidneys with Lupus Nephritis

It’s a vicious cycle of failing kidneys causing Lupus Nephritis, and then Lupus Nephritis coming back to attack your kidneys.

By Stephanie Stephens

The Lupus-Osteoporosis Connection

Osteoporosis is one of the most common complications of lupus. Here’s what you can do to offset the bone-weakening impact of the disease and its treatments.

By Tim Gower

What Living with Two Chronic Conditions Has Taught Me

Lupus and RA have taught me about myself and they’ve also taught me about other people. They’ve taught me what I need and don’t need in my life, and about what is truly important.

By Leslie Rott

Living with Both Lupus and RA

If you have both conditions, see what you should know about treatment.

By Leslie Rott