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FAQ: The National CFIDS Foundation, Inc.

This page links to frequently asked questions about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), and the related disorder of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).

Review Date: March 17, 2011

The National CFIDS Foundation, Inc.

About Lupus

Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (S.L.E.) is a chronic and often disabling autoimmune disease affecting more than 1.5 million Americans. Although many people have this condition, no two cases of lupus are alike. Symptoms, and the course of the disease, vary widely.

Review Date: January 03, 2013

Lupus Research Institute

About Lupus: Smart Moves

Lupus is chronic and unpredictable but you can control the lifestyle choices that you make—and these choices often can make a big difference in your outlook and how you feel.

Review Date: March 18, 2013

Lupus Research Institute

Autoimmune Disorders: Questions and Answers

Find out information on the types, treatments, and the role of family connections in autoimmune diseases.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.

Could I Have Lupus?

Learn more about the symptoms and treatment options for lupus and how to access local resources.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Diagnosed with Lupus?

Many people diagnosed with lupus can look forward to a long and productive life with the correct medication and a healthy lifestyle. If you’ve just been diagnosed, read these tip to help you cope with lupus.

Review Date: March 18, 2013

Lupus Research Institute

Find a Rheumatologist

This page will help you find a rheumatology health professional in your geographic area.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American College of Rheumatology

Find a Support Group: Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation

This document lists (by state) support groups available for people with Graves' disease and their family members.

Review Date: December 05, 2012

Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation

Patient Assistance Programs for Rheumatology-Related Drugs

Find a list of assistance programs to help you purchase some rheumatology-related drugs.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

American College of Rheumatology

Pituitary Network Association: Physician Directory

This directory lists physicians who provide services related to pituitary tumors and disorders.

Review Date: May 22, 2014

Pituitary Network Association

Pleurisy

Pleurisy occurs when the double membrane (pleura) that lines the chest cavity and surrounds each of your lungs becomes inflamed. The condition, also called pleuritis, typically causes sharp pain, almost always during the motion of breathing.

Review Date: December 28, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Questions and Answers about Sjogren's Syndrome

Sjögren's (SHOW-griens) syndrome is an autoimmune disease that affects the glands that make moisture. It most often causes dryness in the mouth and eyes. Learn about this chronic disease that can often be overlooked.

Review Date: March 04, 2013

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse

Rheumatoid Arthritis

This booklet describes how rheumatoid arthritis develops, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how patients can best manage their disease.

Review Date: November 30, 2012

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Lifestyle and Home Remedies

You can take steps to care for your body if you have rheumatoid arthritis. These self-care measures, when used along with your rheumatoid arthritis medications, can help you manage your signs and symptoms.

Review Date: February 25, 2013

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Modifiable Risk Factors

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is believed to be the result of a faulty immune response. There is no cure for RA, but new drugs are available to treat the disease and prevent deformed joints. In addition to medications and surgery, good self-management, including exercise, are known to reduce pain and disability.

Review Date: February 25, 2013

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scleroderma Support Groups

Select a state to find a scleroderma support group in your area. A toll-free phone number is listed for further information.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

Scleroderma Foundation

Sjögren’s FAQs

Sjögren’s can often be overlooked or misdiagnosed since symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome mimic other conditions and diseases. Read about this disease that affects as many as four million Americans today.

Review Date: March 14, 2013

Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation, Inc.

Thunder God Vine - Herbs at a Glance

Thunder God Vine is an herb that has been used to treat conditions involving inflammation or overactivity of the immune system, such as lupus. Learn about side effects and cautions related to the use of this herb.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse