So what is Lupus?
It is an incurable immune system illness. It is believed to have a genetic origin and is mainly suffered by females. It is also more common to the black and Asian population. Other illnesses that arise from a faulty immune system are arthritis and rheumatism and it is often found that the Lupus patient has family members with other autoimmune conditions such as MS, thyroid problems, diabetes, Raynauds, scleroderma, Sjogrens and others.
In Lupus the body produces too many antibodies so that in effect the body starts attacking itself and can be triggered a number of ways- by a viral infection, strong medication, sunlight, trauma, around puberty, after childbirth or the menopause. Environmental factors can also have an impact. Here is a brief video.
Lupus can affect some of the major organs of the body- kidneys, skin, heart, lungs and brain.
DID YOU KNOW?
Lupus is more common than leukemia, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis. So why do so few people know about it?!
LUPUS IS CURRENTLY INCURABLE