Lupus is a disease that occurs when the immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues. It can cause inflammation in almost any part of the body but typically affects the joints, skin, kidneys, lungs, blood vessels, heart, and brain. Common symptoms include fatigue, joint pain and swelling, red rash (usually on the face), and unexplained fevers.
There is no cure for lupus, but most people with the disease can experience symptom relief and fewer flare-ups if they are receiving good medical care. Most treatment plans call for anti-inflammatory medication. It is also important for those with lupus to protect themselves from the sun and to eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Our physicians are here to help you take control of the disease. They want to make sure organ damage is prevented and a high quality of life is maintained.