Hope Foundation - Creating an awareness of Lupus, Sickle Cell and Arthritis

Causes of Lupus

  • What causes lupus? +

    The exact cause of lupus is unknown. It is likely to be due to a combination of factors. For example, Read More
  • Is it hereditary? +

    We suspect (but do not have scientific proof) that people inherit something from their parents that predisposes them to develop Read More
  • Can I have my children tested? +

    Testing isn't advisable in individuals who do not have symptoms. Read More
  • What can trigger lupus? +

    It is believed that certain things may trigger the onset of lupus or cause lupus to flare. Trigger factors include: Read More
  • Is lupus stress related? +

    We do not know for certain. There are many anecdotal reports (personal accounts) of lupus flaring during or after a Read More
  • Are flares related to hormones? +

    We do not know for sure. There are many anecdotal reports (personal accounts) of lupus flaring with pregnancy, the menstrual Read More
  • Are there any medications people with lupus should avoid? +

    There are no absolute contraindications to needed and appropriate medications for a person with systemic lupus. Your doctor should watch Read More
  • Does lupus occur more often in certain geographical areas +

    No. Read More
  • Can something in your diet cause lupus? +

    We do not believe so. Read More
  • Is there any truth to the claims being circulated on the Internet that lupus is caused by the artificial sweetener, aspartame? +

    We are aware there is an email message circulating on the Internet warning individuals with lupus about dangers associated with Read More
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Upcoming Events

August 26, 2018
Walk for Lupus
July 23, 2018
Pain Management Seminar for Sickle Cell
October 28, 2018
Voices for Lupus Concert



Contact Us

Please contact us at any of the following
Tel: (246) 437-8781
Email: hope@caribsurf.com