How Lupus Affects the Body Teleconferences
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Depression and Lupus Fog: What is the difference?
Depression and anxiety are related and common emotional states. Approximately 3-7% of the general population experience depression and anxiety that are related to mental disorders. This talk will focus on identifying depressive symptoms and disorders. I will also distinguish between depression and “lupus fog,” and discuss coping strategies for both issues. Presented by Dr. Sharon Boyd-Jackson, Ph.D.
Lupus and the Skin
With warmer weather comes an increasing concern for people experiencing skin involvement in lupus. Dr. Victoria Werth will present an overview of lupus and the skin, including the subtypes of skin lupus, proper sun protection, and treatment options. Presented by Dr. Victoria Werth, MD
Lupus and the Kidneys
Dr.Gupta will discuss the various aspects of the kidneys and how lupus can affect them. She will cover kidney function, how kidneys can be damaged, how it is diagnosed and treatments.
Lupus and Joint Replacement
Dr. Antonelli is a rheumatologist in the Division of Rheumatology at Case Western Reserve University Department of Medicine at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She is a passionate physician that cares greatly for the lupus community. She will focus the presentation on the correlations of Joint replacement with Lupus. The goal is to give us a better understanding of the topic and learn how to live well with lupus.
Lupus and the Immune System
Learn about the different parts of the immune system that can be affected in lupus and about how lupus medications work to suppress the immune system in order to control the disease. From B cells to T cells and everything in between, this will be an “Immunology 101” session. No background in biology required. Presented by Dr. Rebecca Sadun
Lupus and Your Heart
Learn about the various cardiovascular disease conditions that affect people with lupus, how to prevent heart disease while living with lupus and learn more about Rheumatologic disease as a risk factor for future cardiovascular disease in women. Presented by Deborah Crabbe, MD Cardiologist, Temple University Hospital Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Think Again: Coping with Lupus Fog
As many as half of all people with lupus describe feelings of confusion, fatigue, memory loss, and difficulty expressing their thoughts. This collection of symptoms is termed cognitive dysfunction. Learn more about “lupus fog”, its symptoms and treatment options. Presented by Pamela Thorpe, M.D. FACP, Lupus Survivor since 2001, Currently Medical Director of Pharmacovigilance in the Pharmaceutical Industry since 2007
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Cardiovascular Disease and Lupus
Heart disease is a major complication of lupus and is now a leading cause of death among people with lupus. There are several ways to decrease your risk for developing lupus-related disease, including reporting changes in symptoms to your doctor right away and having and understanding of the major risk factors. This teleconference will address everything you need to know about how to live heart healthy with lupus.Presented by George Stojan, M.D.
Lupus and Dental Health
It is important to understand the relationship of oral health to overall health and wellness. Join us to learn about how dental health relates to lupus and managing symptoms. Presented by Diane Earle, DDS, MBA, Kool Smiles
Lupus and the Bones
Women with lupus are at increased risk for osteoporosis and are nearly five times more likely to experience a fracture. Learn more about bone density, how osteoporosis is diagnosed, and the most common treatments available including calcium, vitamin D and FDA approved medications. Presented by Kathryn M. Diemer, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Lupus and the Thyroid
Thyroid problems are common in people with lupus. About 6 percent of people with lupus have underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, and 2 percent have overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism. Join us to learn about the effects of thyroid disorders and function and their relationship to lupus. Presented by Maria Antonelli, MD from Metro Health Hospital
Lupus and the Kidneys
Did you know that an estimated 40% of all people living with lupus will develop kidney complications? This educational teleconference will address complications, medical evaluation and treatment as it relates to kidney involvement in lupus. Presented by Dr. Michael P. Madaio, Sydenstricker Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
The Lupus-Heart Connection
Heart disease and stroke are typically associated with risk factors like advancing age, smoking, gender and high blood pressure. However, these factors do not fully explain the increased risk of heart disease and stroke for people with lupus. In fact, research has shown that having lupus, and undergoing treatment can, in itself, be a substantial risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Presented by Joan M. VonFeldt, M.D., MSEd.
Lupus and the Eyes
Dr. Ricardo Sepulveda will discuss how autoimmune diseases including lupus affect the eyes. The effects lupus may have in and around the eyes include changes in the skin around the eyelids, dry eyes, inflammation of the white outer layer of the eyeball (scleritis), blood vessel changes in the retina, or damage to nerves in the muscles controlling eye movement and the nerves affecting vision.
Lupus and Hair Loss
A lupus diagnosis often brings many physical changes, including hair loss. Hair loss is a common side effect of lupus and can be caused by medications used to treat the disease. Join us to hear Angela Kyei, M.D. speak on hair loss and ways to be proactive in treating it.
Lupus and the Skin
Approximately two-thirds of people with lupus will develop some type of skin disease, called cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Skin disease in lupus can cause rashes or sores (lesions), most of which will appear on sun-exposed areas such as the face, ears, neck, arms, and legs. Listen to hear Dr. Victoria Werth discuss how lupus can affect your skin and effective treatment options.
Lupus and the Kidneys
Lupus nephritis is the term used when lupus causes inflammation in the kidneys. It is estimated that as many as 40 percent of all people with lupus will develop kidney complications that require medical evaluation and treatment. Dr. Arti Gupta will address diagnosis, monitoring, kidney complications, kidney biopsy, kidney treatment, and kidney prognosis.
Lupus de los Riñones
Lupus nefritis es el término usado cuando el lupus provoca inflamación en los riñones. Se estima que hasta el 40 por ciento de todas las personas con lupus desarrollarán complicaciones renales que requieren tratamiento y evaluación médica. El Dr. Carlos Pancorvo hablará de el diagnóstico, visitas medicas, complicaciones renales, biopsia renal, tratamiento renal y pronóstico renal.