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Lupus is a complicated autoimmune disease that affects the lives of over 1 million Americans, each one facing their own battle, their own struggle. At Lupus LA, we fight to shift each narrative from pain to promise by providing patient services and programs, supporting medical research and sparking national advocacy. Lupus LA believes Your Story is Our Fight - a fight we can all win together. Watch full PSA

about
lupus la

Lupus LA is a non-profit health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and a cure for lupus while providing support, services and hope to all who suffer from lupus. We raise funds to support our 3 core areas of focus: medical research, patient services, and awareness and advocacy initiatives.

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Conferences

conferences

Support Groups

support groups

Support and Grants

Support and Grants

patient
services

We offer a number of patient services to the lupus community in the greater Los Angeles area, including support groups for adults and pediatrics, doctor referrals, emergency grants, patient education and resources, as well as our newly diagnosed patient guide. If you are a patient or a caretaker to someone with lupus, our Patient Program is a great place to start your journey.

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lupus
stories

Every life touched by lupus reveals a unique and important story. At Lupus LA, we are bringing these powerful stories to the forefront of lupus awareness in order to shine a light on this invisible illness.

events

Events are the cornerstone of funding for Lupus LA. Lupus LA hosts four fundraising events throughout the year to increase lupus awareness, organization visibility, and raise vital funds to support our mission. learn more

Support
Lupus LA

There are a variety of ways for you to make a difference in the lupus community. From corporate partnerships, event underwritings and individual gifts, we offer individualized opportunities for you to give. learn more

volunteer

Lupus LA is powered by amazing volunteers. Join the Lupus LA volunteer email list to be included as volunteer needs and opportunities arise. Volunteers are needed at each fundraising event, and are used to help support key Lupus LA initiatives throughout the year.

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library

Search the Lupus Library for information about lupus, treatment, tips as well as patient stories and experiences. If you’re newly diagnosed, or simply looking to deepen your knowledge of lupus, this is a helpful content resource that we constantly update with new research, insights and community voices.

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Can The Way We Clean Our Homes Affect Lupus? 

Can The Way We Clean Our Homes Affect Lupus?  The way you clean your home could be making your lupus worse. Regular use of cleaning sprays is as bad for your health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. A study following 6,000 people over 20 years found that people, in particular women, experience significant health problems after…

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ANA Test for Lupus Diagnosis: What You Need to Know

Before the diagnosis of lupus, doctors look at lab tests, symptom records, and history of the disease in the family. Of course, the process for diagnosing the disease can be a long and challenging one. One of the tests conducted is the antinuclear antibodies (ANA) test. The ANA test is essential in lupus diagnosis as…

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What Lupus Patients Need to Know About Sunscreens and Sunblock

What Lupus Patients Need to Know About Sunscreens and Sunblock For the last 20-30 years, Americans have become wiser about sun protection.  Unfortunately, the sunscreens that received FDA approval at that time did not provide full-spectrum coverage.  The emphasis was on protecting against ultraviolet B (the burning rays). For patients with lupus, protection against ultraviolet…

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Can The Way We Clean Our Homes Affect Lupus? 

Can The Way We Clean Our Homes Affect Lupus?  The way you clean your home could be making your lupus worse. Regular use of cleaning sprays is as bad for your health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. A study following 6,000 people over 20 years found that people, in particular women, experience significant health problems after…

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Join Us at the Lupus Project Event on 2/23!

Lupus LA will be a special guest at The Lupus Project on 2/23. This event is designed to bring together individuals living with lupus and their families for a convenient, fun, informative, and social affair, where health focused businesses and lupus organizations can share about their products/resources. Click Here for more information We look forward…

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Join us at a New Support Group Location!

Lupus LA is excited to announce our newest adult support group, to be held in the Koreatown area at the Karsh Center! This group will be held on the First Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, at 3750 West 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90020 in the Karsh Center. Please come join us! We’d…

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ANA Test for Lupus Diagnosis: What You Need to Know

Before the diagnosis of lupus, doctors look at lab tests, symptom records, and history of the disease in the family. Of course, the process for diagnosing the disease can be a long and challenging one. One of the tests conducted is the antinuclear antibodies (ANA) test. The ANA test is essential in lupus diagnosis as…

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Can The Way We Clean Our Homes Affect Lupus? 

Can The Way We Clean Our Homes Affect Lupus?  The way you clean your home could be making your lupus worse. Regular use of cleaning sprays is as bad for your health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. A study following 6,000 people over 20 years found that people, in particular women, experience significant health problems after…

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Can The Way We Clean Our Homes Affect Lupus? 

Can The Way We Clean Our Homes Affect Lupus?  The way you clean your home could be making your lupus worse. Regular use of cleaning sprays is as bad for your health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. A study following 6,000 people over 20 years found that people, in particular women, experience significant health problems after…

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Join us at the Patient Conference!

The next “Latest on Lupus” Patient Conference will be held on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at Loma Linda University Health. Registration is now open and we invite you to join us as we learn more about living with lupus and the latest updates in research. Registration is *FREE. Registration is now open. To Register: email kmcmahon@lupusla.org or call…

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Guest Blogger Spotlight: About Sheba Family

In college, Sheba’s lifestyle was stressful; working and studying full time with an afterthought to being active and staying healthy. In June of 2006, she was diagnosed with Lupus and Nephritis following struggles with frequent fevers, joint/muscle pain, debilitating fatigue, visibly swollen lymph nodes, rashes and hair loss. Born and raised in Montreal, she soon…

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Tackling Obesity May Ease The Severity Of Lupus Symptoms

Tackling Obesity May Ease The Severity Of Lupus Symptoms Adults who are 35 pounds (or more) over their ideal weight are classified as obese, according to the CDC. In America, 39.8 percent of the population fit into the obese category, and some of them have lupus. A scientific study published in the Arthritis Care & Research Journal…

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Join us at a New Support Group Location!

Lupus LA is excited to announce our newest adult support group, to be held in the Koreatown area at the Karsh Center! This group will be held on the First Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, at 3750 West 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90020 in the Karsh Center. Please come join us! We’d…

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What Lupus Patients Need to Know About Sunscreens and Sunblock

What Lupus Patients Need to Know About Sunscreens and Sunblock For the last 20-30 years, Americans have become wiser about sun protection.  Unfortunately, the sunscreens that received FDA approval at that time did not provide full-spectrum coverage.  The emphasis was on protecting against ultraviolet B (the burning rays). For patients with lupus, protection against ultraviolet…

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Receive Support from Home & Chat with Lupus Advocates

You are invited to participate in our Live Facebook Chat Wednesday at 12pm!   Lupus advocates will be LIVE on Facebook to answer your questions about living with lupus. Ask experts in your community support questions about living with lupus. This is a great opportunity to connect, receive support, and ask questions. Invite family and friends to…

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