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How can a young professional, and for that matter anyone, give full expression to all the untapped potential, contribute to the organization, earn their keep and be serviceable to society when they have to deal with an unpredictable, complicated and chronic autoimmune disorder like lupus?

It is an extremely difficult situation for one to be in. Mostly because it not well known and also because it may not be effectively managed without counseling, medical and financial assistance. Thank God! OYEMAM is here to mobilize support for those in need of it.

It may seem hopeless when an autoimmune condition like lupus strikes out of the blue. Indeed it is hopeless when there is no knowledge and support. Otherwise we can help sufferers of autoimmune disorders manage their conditions well enough to live normal lives like the rest of us.

If you have not come into close contact with someone suffering from lupus, you may not be able to envisage what it entails. Increasingly we hear of people dying of lupus. The time to act is now.

Contact us and join in our agenda to draw the much needed attention to address the challenges of autoimmunity in our society.

What is lupus?

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body).

How is lupus treated?

Lupus symptoms vary from one person to another.

What is drug induced lupus?

Drug-induced lupus is a lupus-like disease caused by certain prescription drugs.

How is lupus diagnosed?

In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs

Who gets lupus?

While lupus can occur at any age and in either sex, 90 percent of those living with lupus are female.

Is there a test for lupus?

There is no single test that can determine whether a person has lupus

What causes lupus?

While the cause is unknown, scientists suspect that individuals are genetically predisposed to lupus, and the disease remains quiet until a trigger sets the disease process in motion.

Why is lupus so difficult to diagnose?

There is no single diagnostic test for lupus.

What is a flare?

A “flare” is a sudden change in disease activity.