Navigation Links
LFAGW to Run 'Could I Have Lupus?' Workshop on July 26; Mystics Game Follows
Date:7/15/2009

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington metro area residents wondering if they have undiagnosed symptoms of lupus can find out on Sunday, July 26 at a "Could I Have Lupus?" workshop and Washington Mystics game at the Verizon Center, 601 F St., N.W., D.C. As a combination workshop/fundraiser, attendees must purchase a Mystics game ticket for $24.00, $9.00 of which benefits the Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW). The workshop will be held at 2:00 p.m., with the game following at 4:30 p.m.

LFAGW provides free services for the 70,000+ greater metro area people with lupus, a chronic auto-immune disease with no known cure that can damage any part of the body including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys and the brain. To register and purchase tickets: http://lfagw.eventbrite.com/. Information: Elle Alexander, LFAGW: 202-212-6761 or patientservices@lupusgw.org.

Lupus Symptoms

Because lupus can affect so many different organs, a wide range of symptoms can occur, including:

  • Extreme fatigue (tiredness)
  • Headaches
  • Painful or swollen joints
  • Fever
  • Anemia (caused by low numbers of red blood cells or hemoglobin, or low total blood volume)
  • Swelling (edema) in feet, legs, or around eyes
  • Pain in the chest on deep breathing (pleurisy)
  • Butterfly-shaped rash across the cheeks and nose
  • Sun- or light-sensitivity (photosensitivity)
  • Hair loss
  • Blood-clotting problems
  • Fingers turning white and/or blue in the cold (Raynaud's phenomenon)
  • Ulcers in mouth or nose

Could I Have Lupus?

Ninety percent of people with lupus are women of childbearing age. People wondering if they may have lupus can check their symptoms in English at http://www.couldihavelupus.gov/ and en Espanol at http://www.couldihavelupus.gov/sp/contents.php

LFAGW's Free, Ongoing Services

  • Free, ongoing monthly support groups in Washington, Maryland and Virginia
  • Coping Strategies: through tips and information from LFAGW
  • Outreach Services: newly diagnosed patient workshops, lupus lecture series, the annual symposium, and the LFAGW e-newsletter

For more tips, e-mail LFAGW at info@lupusgw.org or call 202-349-1167. Web site:www.lupusgw.org.

About LFAGW

Founded in 1974 , the Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington (LFAGW) Chapter, Inc. provides free, current information, education programs and outreach services to improve the quality of lives for people with lupus while also supporting research. Toll-free number in D.C., Md., Va. and W.Va.: 1-888-349-1167 or 202-349-1167. Web site:www.lupusgw.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. LFAGW to Offer Free Lupus Symposium on May 16 for Patients and Families
2. Study provides hope that some transplant patients could live free of antirejection drugs
3. Study provides hope that some transplant patients could live free of anti-rejection drugs
4. HIV denialists spread misinformation online -- consequences could be deadly; and more
5. Virus Could Help Drive Obesity
6. Discovery of sugar sensor in intestine could benefit diabetes
7. Cranberry Could Juice Up Ovarian Cancer Treatment
8. Treating Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Lead to Thinner Kids
9. High-risk behaviors could lead to HIV epidemic in Afghanistan
10. Chinas 1-child policy could backfire on its elderly
11. 1.5 million children could be saved
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/16/2017)... KS (PRWEB) , ... August 16, 2017 , ... ... latest beneficiary of their recently launched community enrichment program. Partnering once again with ... the KC Superstar competition to help find the area’s very own American Idol. ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... Cumberland, PA (PRWEB) , ... August 16, 2017 , ... ... today it has successfully opened clubfoot clinics in all 29 Indian states—bringing the country ... newest clinic in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, the nonprofit organization is on track to enroll ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... , ... August 16, 2017 , ... ... company based in Vero Beach, announced today that two of their associates were ... that represents professionally managed senior living communities in Florida. The awards were announced ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... The ... men and women to train as hospice volunteers. Volunteers provide much needed joy, ... over 30 years, the agency has trained volunteers to be vital members of ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... Now in ... which recognizes organizations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, ... “As a global company, we are expanding our presence in all corners of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/31/2017)...  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), has been named one ... by Crain,s Detroit Business . The annual ... three-year revenue growth. This year,s edition measures growth from 2013 ... the complete list, visit crainsdetroit.com/awards/fast_50/2017 .  ... said Phil Hagerman , CEO and chairman of Diplomat. ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH) today reported financial results ... reported second quarter net sales of $1.954 billion, an ... an increase of 2.1% on a constant currency basis.  ... LDR Holding Corporation acquisition, second quarter 2017 revenues decreased ... on a constant currency basis. ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... The Galien Foundation announced today the 2017 11 ... Award Nominees. Counted among the global health innovation industry,s most ... technology product achievement that improves the human condition. ... be U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for market ... impact human health. Sales data are not considered by the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: