Lupus is a disease of the body’s immune system. Although its causes are not yet entirely known, lupus treatments are available.
Living with lupus
Having lupus may mean making key decisions about your lifestyle.
Treatment for lupus is very individual and medicines are given depending on the severity of the disease and the organs involved.
What causes lupus?
Learn more about lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that affects many parts of the body.
The most common symptoms include pain, stiffness or swelling in joints, skin rash, fever and tiredness.
Your doctor will ask you a number of questions about your symptoms and then take some blood tests. These usually include an Anti Nuclear Antibody (ANA) test.
Overview of autoimmune diseases
Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system attacks its own body. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of types such as Coeliac disease and lupus.
Autoimmune diseases strike when the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body. Read about the causes, symptoms and treatment options.
Learn more about this common condition that causes pain and inflammation within the joints. Check out our guide on arthritis.
Summer skin rashes
Summer rashes can be caused by things like sunlight, insects, sweating and overheating - especially if you have allergies and/or pre-existing skin conditions.