Facts About Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks otherwise normal, healthy tissue. As a result, people affected can suffer symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, lungs and the heart. (credit: Getty Images)
Facts About Lupus Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks otherwise normal, healthy tissue. As a result, people affected can suffer symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, lungs and the heart. (credit: Getty Images)
There is no one test to diagnose lupus. In fact, it may take months or years to make the diagnosis. (credit: Getty Images)
Facts About Lupus There is no one test to diagnose lupus. In fact, it may take months or years to make the diagnosis. (credit: Getty Images)
During the onset of lupus, it can appear as rheumatoid arthritis, which causes joint pain and swelling, or fibromyalgia, which causes fatigue and pain.
(credit: Getty Images)
Facts About Lupus During the onset of lupus, it can appear as rheumatoid arthritis, which causes joint pain and swelling, or fibromyalgia, which causes fatigue and pain. (credit: Getty Images)
Joint and muscle pain are often the first signs of lupus. (credit: Getty Images)
Facts About Lupus Joint and muscle pain are often the first signs of lupus. (credit: Getty Images)
Many people with lupus are unusually sensitive to the sun and other forms of ultraviolet light. In fact, a day of sun can sometimes trigger a skin rash in areas of the skin for sufferers. (credit: Getty Images)
Facts About Lupus Many people with lupus are unusually sensitive to the sun and other forms of ultraviolet light. In fact, a day of sun can sometimes trigger a skin rash in areas of the skin for sufferers. (credit: Getty Images)
As lupus progresses, it can interfere with the body's organs Many can develop kidney problems and issues with their lungs. (credit: Getty Images)
Facts About Lupus As lupus progresses, it can interfere with the body's organs Many can develop kidney problems and issues with their lungs. (credit: Getty Images)
Chest pain is one symptom of lupus. (credit: Getty Images)
Facts About Lupus Chest pain is one symptom of lupus. (credit: Getty Images)
There is no one test to diagnose lupus. In fact, it may take months or years to make the diagnosis. (credit: Getty Images)
Facts About Lupus There is no one test to diagnose lupus. In fact, it may take months or years to make the diagnosis. (credit: Getty Images)
Although there is no cure for lupus, medicines and lifestyle changes can help control it. Exercise can help keep symptoms minimal.  (credit: Getty Images)
Facts About Lupus Although there is no cure for lupus, medicines and lifestyle changes can help control it. Exercise can help keep symptoms minimal. (credit: Getty Images)
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help with sufferers of lupus.  (credit: Getty Images)
Facts About Lupus A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help with sufferers of lupus. (credit: Getty Images)
View Comments

Latest Galleries

Historic Houston Flood Pictures
David Letterman's Greatest Guests Through The Years
The 2015 Tony Award Nominees
David Letterman's Greatest Sports Guests
David Letterman's Greatest Musical Guests
Mother's Day Gift Ideas From Children
The United States' Most Stunning Natural Wonders
SportsRadio 610 Hoops Challenge
blog comments powered by Disqus