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Let’s make LUPUS visible.

The Lupus Awareness Group of Guam is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to provide support, increase awareness, and advocate for individuals and their families affected by LUPUS on our island.


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Lupus is a chronic (long-term) disease that can cause inflammation and pain in any part of your body. It’s an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system — the body system that usually fights infections — attacks healthy tissue instead. (sic Lupus.org)

LUPUS commonly affects our: Skin, Joints and Internal Organs

Common signs and symptoms of LUPUS: 

  • Extreme fatigue (feeling tired all the time)
  • Pain or swelling in the joints (hands, feet, or around the eyes)
  • Headaches
  • Low grade fevers
  • Sensitivity to sunlight or fluorescent light
  • Chest pain when breathing deeply
  • A butterfly shaped rash on cheeks
  • Raised patches on your skin
  • Hair loss
  • Sores in the mouth or nose
  • Fingers and toes turning white or blue when stressed or cold
  • Depression
  • Trouble thinking
  • Memory loss
  • Low blood count
  • Seizures or other nerve problems
  • Too much protein in your urine

There are 4 main types of LUPUS:

  1. Cutaneous Erythematosus; form of LUPUS that is limited to the skin
  2. Systemic (SLE): most common form
  3. Drug-induced: lupus-like disease caused by prescription drugs
  4. Neonatal: rare condition that affects infants of women who have LUPUS

How can I cope with LUPUS?

  • Pay attention to your body
  • Stay involved in your community support group
  • Exercise and get healthy
  • Go at your own pace to reduce stress or external elements that creates it
  • Get enough rest

What causes LUPUS?

As of today, we don’t know. Research is still ongoing and there is no cure but can be managed.

Understanding LUPUS  (Please click on this link)