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LupUs Together Blog & Resources

Our blog is a dedicated space where you can find a wealth of valuable information, insights, and support related to Lupus. Here, we share empowering articles, educational resources, and uplifting stories to create a compassionate community that stands united in the fight against Lupus.

What is Lupus?

Updated: Apr 29

Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease where the body's immune system attacks its own tissues and organs, leading to inflammation and a range of symptoms. It can affect various parts of the body, including the skin, joints, kidneys, heart, and lungs, and may cause periods of remission and flare-ups, posing challenges for those living with the condition. But did you know that there is more than one type of Lupus? Let's delve deeper into the different types of Lupus and explore the individuals most at risk of developing this challenging condition.

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Types of Lupus

There are primarily four types of Lupus:

  1. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): The most common form of Lupus, SLE can affect multiple organs and systems in the body. It can lead to a wide range of symptoms, including joint pain, skin rashes, fatigue, and inflammation.

  2. Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE): CLE mainly affects the skin, leading to various skin rashes and lesions. Although it primarily remains confined to the skin, it may occasionally progress to SLE.

  3. Drug-Induced Lupus Erythematosus (DILE): This type of Lupus is triggered by certain medications. Symptoms often resemble SLE, but they usually resolve after discontinuing the responsible medication.

  4. Neonatal Lupus: A rare type of Lupus that affects newborns whose mothers have specific autoantibodies. It typically presents with skin rashes and heart problems, which usually resolve after a few months.

Who is most at risk?

While the exact cause of Lupus remains unclear, certain risk factors have been identified:

  1. Gender: Women are more susceptible to Lupus, with 90% of Lupus patients being female. It is most commonly diagnosed during the childbearing years.

  2. Age: Although Lupus can develop at any age, it is most commonly diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 44.

  3. Genetics: A family history of Lupus or other autoimmune diseases may increase the risk of developing the condition.

  4. Ethnicity: Lupus disproportionately affects certain ethnic groups, including African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans.

LupUs Together's Advocacy and Support

LupUs Together is a leading advocate for Lupus warriors in New Jersey, providing crucial support and resources for those affected by the disease. Through educational workshops, support groups, and health initiatives, LupUs Together empowers individuals with knowledge and a sense of community.

Moreover, the organization actively raises awareness about Lupus, aiming to bridge the understanding gap and reduce the stigma surrounding autoimmune diseases. Their outreach efforts extend to vulnerable populations, promoting early detection and access to medical care.

How You Can Help:

You can be a part of the positive change by supporting LupUs Together's vital mission. Your generous donation will directly contribute to essential resources, educational workshops, support groups, and health initiatives, empowering and uplifting Lupus warriors on their journey.

To make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lupus, consider making a donation to LupUs Together today. Your contribution will not only support Lupus warriors but also raise awareness and promote early detection, ultimately working towards a world where Lupus is better understood and compassionately supported.

Join us in standing united against Lupus and empowering those impacted by this challenging autoimmune disease. Together, we can create a brighter future for all those on their journey with Lupus. Donate now and be a driving force behind positive change!


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