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Lupus

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.

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Risk Factors

Lupus Is Killing More Young Women Than Reported

Lupus has been identified as a leading cause of death in young women. Among women aged 15 to 24, it is the leading chronic inflammatory disease, ranking higher than diabetes, chronic lower respiratory disease, and liver disease. We talk to an expert and patient about how to beat the statistics.

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Symptoms

9 Sneaky Conditions That Mimic RA

Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis takes some detective work, especially because so many health problems cause similar symptoms. Our guide helps you spot the clues so you can get the treatment you need.

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Fitness

5 Best Exercises for Joint Pain

Joint pain can get in the way of people with rheumatologic conditions being able to move around and live normally. The simple exercises described by physical therapists here can be the key to getting relief – and back in the game.

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Comfortable In My Own Skin

What Chronic Hives Taught Me About Life and Health

An outbreak of chronic hives caught journalist and health advocate Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana by surprise, and taught her new lessons about managing her health.

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Autoimmune Diseases

My Life With Lupus Nephritis

A leak in Wendy Rodgers' kidneys caused a devastating condition called lupus nephritis. Find out how a kidney transplant helped give her life back.

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Profile

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.

The Lupus-Osteoporosis Connection
Risk Factors

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.

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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.

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Living with Both Lupus and RA

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

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Being a Grad Student with RA

Leslie Rott has both RA and lupus. She was diagnosed in 2008 in her first year of graduate school. “I was in the hospital for steroid infusions to get my illness under control while my friends were celebrating the end of the first year. It was a stra...

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Lupus Is As Lupus Does

For me, it’s hard to talk about lupus without talking about RA because I have both illnesses. As of November 2013, it was reported that 1.3 million adults in the United States have RA and between 161,000 to 322,000 have lupus (1). However, the preval...