7 Best Lupus Awareness Apps

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At least 1.5 million Americans have lupus, and it's believed that 5 million people worldwide are living with the disease, which is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. More than 16,000 new cases are reported annually across the country, and lupus occurs nine times more often in women than in men and is more common in those of non-European descent. With these staggering numbers, it's shocking that only one drug has been approved to treat lupus in more than 50 years.

On top of dealing with the physical symptoms of lupus, there's a ton of learning and data tracking to take on. From education about the disease to symptom tracking to eating the right things to keeping out of the sun, you can quickly become overwhelmed. Luckily there's an abundance of apps out there to help you stay on top of your health. From apps that teach you more about lupus to virtual communities of others living with lupus to medication trackers, these are the best lupus apps

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  • Robert in Anaheim Says:

    I just wanted to say thanks to Stephen for taking the time to share this wonderful infographic! It is obvious that a lot of hours have gone into the creation of this work of art, and I believe that this is a great way to spread the word during Lupus Awareness Month. In particular, I had no idea that the 17th was Put on Purple Day, but I will certainly keep that in mind for next year. I was also very interested to see what the Lupus Research Institute was able to accomplish over the last year! I will certainly be looking to share your infographic with others this month.

  • Stephen in Alabama Says:

    I do think that is great that there are all these lupus-related apps available, and I am glad to see that so many of these are available free of charge. However, the reason I have stopped by your blog is because I wanted to share with you the infographic that we created in honor of Lupus Awareness Month 2013. It may not be an app, but this infographic can help to spread awareness of this cruel disease. If you get the chance, please check it out at: http://www.achieveclinical.com/news/lupus-awareness-month-purple/

  • Laurel Bacenet Says:

    U can have all the apps out there--r there any dr.s out there who r willing to put themselves on the line &amp; give me diet/sleep &amp; pain meds??? No--they all pass the buck. Hello---Tylenol doesnt work as doesnt advil &amp; the rest when u r at the stage of lupus i am at. Will a real Dr. please stand up?????????????

  • DOnielle Says:

    Hey! This looks great! Any plans to make it for iPhone?

  • Dr Zahid Shah Says:

    Hi, this Dr Zahid, who developed the "The Lupus App",i would like to thank the Molly &amp; Laptopmag.com for reviewing and ranking our App the best app in its Segment.
    We are at Zkmeditech Labs are committed to develop high quality medical apps for all the mobile platforms like Apple iOS, Android, Windows,Blackberry.
    Thanks once again

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