TALKS AND LECTURES
Get real Lupus and general health information from Houston’s most experienced rheumatology doctors.
Lupus Family Education
Educating the whole family about lupus and the particular needs can help make everyone feel more at ease. Lupus support groups can be a good way for your family to meet other families living with lupus, learn more about the disease, and explore coping strategies.
Free Health Screenings
Registered participants will have an opportunity for a medical check up, including a blood glucose reading, blood pressure check, weight check, and provide full evaluation and consultations.
Goodie Bags & Prizes
To thank all participants for attending each will receive a thank you/goodie bag. Door prizes, each valued at $50.00+ will be randomly awarded to participants every hour. Winners must be present!
Talk with Q&A
– The immune system basics and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or just “lupus”)
– The importance of taking an active role in managing your lupus
– The resources that can help you monitor your symptoms and communicate with your healthcare team
This will also feature a patient education program is designed specifically to help increase patients’ understanding of their SLE and inspire them to take a more active role in managing their disease.
*Una version de la platica se va dar en Español y acompañada por una seccion de pregunas y respuestas.
When you’re living with lupus, the thought of exercising can be painful. But research shows that exercise can help people with lupus build stronger muscles, prevent joint stiffness, control fatigue, and avoid weight gain.
Here are four ways exercise can boost your health when you have lupus.
– Exercise can make you stronger and more flexible
– Exercise can improve your mental health
– Exercise can reduce fatigue
– Exercise can help prevent side effects of medications
Choosing the right provider is one of the most important decisions you’ll make about your health care. Many times the options can be confusing or be overwhelming to see what option you have at your disposal come and speak with one of our expert to help guide you in these difficult times.
Blood Pressure and Glucose
Regular high blood pressure screenings can help prevent this common condition from worsening. Knowing your blood pressure numbers is important, even when you’re feeling fine. Fine out more today about the importance of knowing your numbers.
A glucose screening to evaluate and council patients on diabetes. Chronic diabetes conditions include:
– Type 1 diabetes
– Type 2 diabetes
Good nutrition is an important part of an overall treatment plan for the disease. People with lupus should aim for a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetable and whole grains. Good nutrition is important for strong bones and muscles. For people with lupus, bone health is a particular concern. Eating foods high in calcium and vitamin D is important for bone health. Lupus may be associated with unhealthy weight loss or weight gain. So eating to achieve a healthy weight is important. We aim to help you:
– Reduce inflammation and other symptoms
– Maintain strong bones and muscles
– Combat the side effects of medications
– Achieve or maintain a healthy weight
– Reduce the risk of heart disease
Come by and see the progress we are making in the field of Rheumatology and and lupus treatments, speak with our research team and find out what is on the cutting edge of medicine.
Event Registration & Breakfast
Complete registration and sign in. Enjoy booths, games and snacks as well.
- Door Prize Registration
- Goody Bag
- Education Booths
- Free Screening Sign Up
- General Education & Help
Dr. Sikes presents on exercise for Lupus patients. Talk comes with live demonstrations of exercises designed to build stronger muscles, prevent joint stiffness, control fatigue, and avoid weight gain.
- Live Demonstrations
Lupus Awareness Presentation
Dr. Pegram covers pain management strategies in the "How Can You Take a More Active Role" presentation. After the presentation will be a dedicated question and answer session regarding Lupus and how to improve your quality of life.
- Dedicated Question & Answer Session
Limited Seating Available
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