Beware a Cure for Lupus
Every so often, LFAI becomes aware of a book, program, or product that claims to cure lupus. Some of the books look legitimate and cite studies to make their case. The hope for a cure for lupus might make any program look attractive – unfortunately it may be dangerous – particularly if the program advocates changing medications or disregarding a physician’s treatment plan.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for lupus. Lupus is a disease of flares and remissions and it may seem as if you have been cured but in reality are not. LFAI advocates for a healthy lifestyle (good nutrition, exercise, stress reduction) to reduce lupus symptoms and the potential for a flare however; this does not mean lupus can be cured by these actions.
With the help of our national office, the LFAI keeps on top of lupus research internationally. If there were a major breakthrough in lupus research, we would know about it – and share it with our constituents – immediately.
We hope that you will let us know of any questions you have about information that claims to offer a cure for lupus. We are here to serve Illinois’ lupus community with lupus concerns and there is no greater concern than the safety and well-being of that community. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.