About this group
Despite affecting around 15,000 people in England and Wales, Lupus is a condition about which relatively little is known. It is far more common in women than in men (up to 90% of reported cases are from women), and its symptoms can vary greatly in type and severity. Some forms or Lupus affect only the skin, although the term "lupus" is most commonly used to refer to SLE – systemic lupus erythematosus. This type of Lupus can affect many parts of the body, including the skin, joints and internal organs.
If you have Lupus can are considering a holiday or travel abroad, there are a number of websites out there offering practical advice for travelling – such as Despite Lupus, a blog by Sara Gorman.
Perhaps the most commonly-repeated advice for those with Lupus is not to subject yourself to unnecessary stress or pressure. Allow plenty of time for each part of your itinerary, so that you never feel the need to rush; actively schedule in rest and relaxation; and, above all, listen to what your body is telling you – and slow down if necessary.
Another essential is to have good travel insurance with lupus coverage. This will ensure that you are covered for emergency medical care should you need it.
By joining our group, you use the buying power you share with others who have Lupus to get a better, fairer deal on Lupus insurance coverage for travel.