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Welcome to Support Our Youth Entrepreneurship Program

About SOYEP Lupus Fighters of America Foundation is always looking at creative ways to provide everyone in our community with opportunities for progression, this includes the youth, our future. We all…

What is a Flare

A lupus “flare” or “flare up” is when your lupus symptoms worsen and you feel ill as a result. The formal definition of a flare is:  A measurable increase in…

Lupus Symptoms

Because lupus can affect so many different parts of the body, it can cause a lot of different symptoms. And many people with lupus don’t have all the symptoms. Common…

Understanding lupus:

If you’ve been diagnosed with lupus, you probably have a lot of questions about the disease and how it may affect your life. Lupus affects different people in different ways.…

Does lupus occur in men?

Lupus can develop in anyone, male or female, of any age, including children, teenagers, and adults. A lot of misinformation exists about lupus, and men with the disease may discover…

How lupus is diagnosed: Sample Overview

In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs.  Normally, our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the…

Lab tests for lupus

Many different laboratory tests are used to detect changes or conditions in your body that can occur with lupus. Each test result adds more information to the picture your doctor…

How lupus affects the muscles, tendons and joints

It is not uncommon for people with lupus to experience muscle aches and pain (myalgias) or have inflammation of certain muscle groups (myositis), which causes weakness and loss of strength.…

How lupus affects the skin

Things you should know; 66% of people with lupus will develop some form of skin disease 40-70% of people with lupus will find that their disease is made worse by…

Hydroxychloroquine: Benefits, Side Effects, and Dosing

Hydroxychloroquine belongs to the family of medicines called “antimalarials” (AMs), which are also classified as disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, or DMARDs. These drugs were initially used to prevent and to treat…