Welcome to our online series of lupus educational videos and symposiums!
These presentations feature lupus experts, researchers, physicians, nutritionists, therapists and patients about living healthily with lupus, lupus nephritis and overlapping conditions.
Lupus Fatigue: Causes, Treatments and Management
In this virtual, educational symposium explores lupus fatigue, one of the most common and disabling symptoms that affect those living with lupus! This symposium features presentations by experts in the field who provide their thoughts, advice and practical tools that can really help those living with this condition.
Sharon Dowell, MD, PhD – Rheumatologist, Howard University Hospital
Dr. Dowell discusses the medical perspectives of lupus fatigue, including factors that contribute to the condition and how diet, exercise and sleep play a role. Dr. Dowell also describes how fatigue influences mood and may contribute to depression and anxiety.
Lindsay Springer, DPT, MS, CPT – Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Springer is a licensed physical therapist in practice in Portland, Oregon, and is living with lupus. Dr. Springer describes how physical therapists approach relieving pain and inflammation in order to address lupus fatigue. She is also the Master of Ceremony for this symposium.
The opinions and information of the presenters in this video are meant for educational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with your physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or changes to your treatment plan.
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We are deeply grateful to our major sponsor, GSK, for making this symposium possible!