Welcome to Lupus Trust
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A resource for patients, carers, medical professionals and fundraisers.
In 1991 the Lupus Trust (previously St Thomas Lupus Trust) was set up to fund vital research into lupus and provide information on lupus. Since then, we have worked tirelessly with nursing staff, clinical research teams, patients and those who care for friends or family with Lupus. You can learn more about our background here.
Our aim is simple - we ultimately want to find a cure and in the meantime advance the treatment of lupus. We do our best to ensure factual information is shared around the world and that there is an understanding over the difficulties and often life changing circumstances that affect people with lupus.
Our online resource and community should provide many useful and interesting answers, however if you require more information or think we could benefit from additional content on this website, please contact us.
The Latest Lupus Trust News
As you know 10th May is World Lupus day. This year there’s an opportunity for you (or friends/families/colleagues) to get involved in a thrilling challenge to raise funds for us.
When you get lupus the reality is that you will almost certainly have to make lifestyle changes and one of those may be to your work life. Whether you live to work or work to live a job is an integral part of most people’s life. When lupus strikes it can often prevent people from continuing to work at all.
Don't feel guilty if you drift off on the sofa this afternoon as naps are proven to be beneficial for your health.
According to new research, a regular one-hour nap can lower blood pressure by almost the same amount as taking medication with the same goal or cutting down on salt and alcohol intake.
The Voice contestant Janice Freeman, who competed for Team Miley (Cyrus) on the NBC series in 2017, died Saturday 2nd March, aged 33, from combined complications of lupus and a bronchial infection, her representative said.
When you’re having a flare you really don’t want to move much so this might help. You can prepare a flare or bad day box/bag in advance to have ready for when you need things close at hand. The idea is to put everything you might need into the box, include all your favourite things and a few treats.
NBA star DeMar DeRozan brings fans to their feet when he sails through the air and slams the ball through the hoop. The roar of the crowd is deafening, but no one is cheering more loudly than his mother. Diane DeRozan has been her son’s biggest fan since he first stepped onto a basketball court as a grade-schooler.
Miss Jamaica Universe 2014 finalist, Zandrea Bailey, who died on Sunday (aged 29) after a long battle with lupus, has been hailed for her beauty, dynamism and breathtaking smile.
Amaka Ejibe who is part of the Lupus Research Team at Guys Hospital reminds us of the importance of smear tests with her own personal story.
For many lupus patients, wintertime is particularly chilling.
That’s because they also suffer from the painful disorder known as Raynaud’s phenomenon (also known as Raynaud’s syndrome or disease).
Do you have a friend or family member with a chronic illness and you’d like to get them a Christmas gift that will really be of use to them? Here’s a few ideas…..