How does Lupus affect your body?
What is the most important thing to avoid with Lupus?
Lupus is like a silent creepy snake snake that creeps in without any sign or warning. Every Lupie is different. Lupus affects everyone differently, whether it's in the joints, on the skin, and/or within the body. Surprisingly, Lupus affected my blood, my lungs, my kidney, and my skin. Lupus is not always easy to diagnose and if you think that you have symptoms of Systemic Lupus, it's important to visit your physician.
To me, the one thing to avoid with Lupus is STRESS.
Excessive stress will cause complications with the disease which could result in death. Stress will only make the disease worst so it is vital to stay motivated, encouraged with a supportive team throughout the process. Seeking professional counseling and/or join a Lupus or Chronic Illness support group is very helpful.
Did you know?
- Lupus is a mysterious and misunderstood autoimmune disease. It strikes without warning, affects each person differently, and has no known causes or cure.
- Lupus symptoms can be severe and highly unpredictable and can damage any organ or tissue, from the skin or joints to the heart or kidneys.
- While lupus can strike anyone at any time, 90% of people living with lupus are women. Women of color are at especially high risk.
- Only one drug has ever been developed and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration specifically to treat the disease.