Sun Protective Clothing Helps People Living with Lupus

Coolibar stands for the best in sun protection. It's all we do. We offer a complete range of sun protective clothing that can help symptoms from the combination of sun and lupus. Our products include sun protective clothing for women and men, sun hats, sun protective swimwear, shade structures, sunglasses and multispectrum sunscreens. Every product we offer is tested and rated for its UV protection level.

Customer Quotes

"Beautiful items shipped quickly. My mom has lupus, and is an avid gardener, and was having problems with sun exposure, even with using conventional coverups. These will go a long way to making her life a little more normal in the summer. I will definitely be back to purchase more from your company, and have given the web address to others already. Thanks!" Theresa from New York.

"Absolutely the best! Love the products, wonderful packaging, every aspect of the sale was first class! Since I am living with lupus I feel much better protected against the sun, thanks to your products." Pam from Oklahoma.

"Great clothes...I have lupus and I am an office manager and I am exposed daily to flourescent lighting so I try to use proper SPF sunscreen and clothing. Thank you for being available with quality and concerns for those of us that need protection." Barbara from New York.

Lupus Symptoms and Treatment

According to the Lupus Foundation of America, for the vast majority of people with lupus, effective treatment can minimize lupus symptoms, reduce inflammation, and maintain normal body functions. Photosensitivity is a major feature of both systemic lupus and cutaneous lupus. Exposure to the sun can cause skin lesions as well as flares of internal disease (including joint pains and fatigue). Medications are often prescribed for people with lupus, depending on which organs are involved, and the severity of involvement. Many lupus medications (including tetracycline antibiotics) significantly increase sun sensitivity.

Because the characteristics and course of lupus may vary significantly among individuals, it is important to emphasize that a thorough medical evaluation and ongoing medical supervision are essential to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment.

More about Lupus

  • - Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.5 million Americans.
  • - Despite the fact that lupus can affect men and women of all ages, lupus occurs 10 to 15 times more frequently among adult females than adult males.
  • - Lupus develops most often between ages 15 and 44.
  • - While scientists believe there is a genetic predisposition to the disease, it is known that environmental factors also play a role in triggering the disease.

For more information about lupus, visit the Lupus Foundation of America.

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