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People with lupus need: To know they are not alone - Answers, support - Hope

Lupus is a life-changing disease. We understand the uncertainty and heartache of having lupus. We offer answers to your questions and resources to help you manage the impact of lupus on your life. We work to accelerate the pace of medical research on lupus and find new means for managing the disease. We do everything possible to solve the cruel mystery, and to end the worry you face and the pain you suffer. Just as important, you can help. As hard as it is to live with lupus, you can play an important role in getting out the word, supporting the cause, and working with us to end lupus now.

Potential Donors Need: - Recognition - Motivation - Reasons to give

It is a harsh fact of life that lack of money often stands in the way of curing sickness and relieving suffering. Lupus is one of the cruelest, most mysterious diseases on earth-it strikes without warning, has unpredictable, sometimes fatal effects, lasts a lifetime, and has no known cause and no known cure. But there is an answer: Thanks to people like you who bring new money to the fight, the Lupus Foundation of America, Arkansas Chapter rallies experts and deploys resources so that society can make progress toward solving the cruel mystery of lupus and ending its devastating impact.

The General Public Needs: Alarm - Understanding - Reason to act

Lupus is one of the cruelest, most mysterious diseases on earth-it strikes without warning, has unpredictable, sometimes fatal effects, lasts a lifetime, and has no known cause and no known cure. It is more pervasive than people think, and impacts people on a scale that the public does not realize. People like you are now becoming aware of how urgently resources are needed to fight lupus, and to help those who suffer from it. If you join the fight, we will not have to concede victory to this terrible disease. If you join the fight, we will be able to solve the cruel mystery of lupus in our lifetime and end its devastating impact on millions of lives.

Test Yourself For Lupus 

 1.  Have you ever had achy, painful and/or swollen joints for more than three months?

 2.  Do your fingers and/or toes become pale, numb or uncomfortable in the cold?

 3.  Have you had any sores in your mouth for more than two weeks?

 4.  Have you ever been told that you have a low blood count(s) - anemia,  low white cell count or a low platelet count?

 5.  Have you ever had a prominent  redness or color change in the shape of  a butterfly across the bridge of  your nose and cheeks?

 6.  Have you ever had an unexplained fever over 100 degrees for more than a few days?

 7.  Have you ever had a sensitivity to the sun where your skin “breaks out” after being in the sun (not a sunburn)?

 8.  Have you ever had chest pain with  breathing for more than a few days (pleurisy)?

 9.  Have you ever been told you have protein in your urine?

10.  Have you ever experienced persistent, extreme fatigue and weakness for days or even weeks at a time even after 6-8 hours of restful nighttime sleep?

If you answer “yes” to at least three of these questions, there is a possibility you may have Lupus.  We suggest you call your doctor for an examination and to discuss any questions you may have about Lupus.

Lupus Foundation of Arkansas Inc.

Physical Address: 3907 Central - Suite L

Mailing Address: 220 Mockingbird

Hot Springs, AR 71913

501-525-9380 or 800-294-8878

Jamesetta Smith, President  Email: lupusarkhs@direclynx.net

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