I think you've once heard of a disease by the name 'Lupus' This being #LupusAwarenessMonth, Here are some facts just to help you understand about #Lupus. Go through it and please Retweet,

#Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. The body's immune system mistakes the healthy cells and tissues as foreign and starts to attack them. It is a chronic disease, meaning once you develop it, you'll have lupus for the rest of your life.
There are around 4 types of Lupus namely, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus(SLE)which affects all systems, Discoid L.E whose symptoms only affect the skin, Drug induced due to a reaction to some drugs and finally Neonatal Lupus(Born from a mother with it)

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Women have a higher risk of getting Lupus. Out of 10 patients, 9 are women.
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Lupus affects affects each person differently and therefore manifests differently in every affected person. However, it is an unpredictable disease, sometimes symptoms worsen and you feel ill while sometimes symptoms improve and you feel better.

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FACT1: Lupus is NOT contagious
FACT 2: Lupus is NOT associated with cancer.

Some common symptoms are, skin rash, achy joints, sensitivity to light, Hair loss, Nose bleeding, visual disturbances, mouth sores, gland swellings, blood disoders.

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Remember, Lupus is Multisystem. This means it can affects any body system, be it Reproductive, Respiratory, Cardiovascular or Renal systems, name them. Therefore, there are so many other symptoms depending on the system affected.

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To diagnose #Lupus, When one has 4 of the 11 criteria below at one time or over time, he probably has lupus. i.e
Face rash, sun- related rash, mouth sores, Joint pain+swelling in 2 or more joints, swelling of the linings around the lungs or heart, Kidney disease, Continuation👇
A neurologic disoder such as psychosis or seizures, low blood counts, Positive blood tests i.e a positive double-stranded anti-DNA test in blood.

Treatment of Lupus always aims at managing symptoms and prevention of organ damage.
medical treatment depends on how the lupus has affected an individual (assessed by having a close look at individual's symptoms)

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Some home remedies include applying warm and cold compressions on joints. Participation in relaxation or meditation activities e.g Yoga, avoiding exposure to the sun, doing regular exercises, avoiding stress etc

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Having understood what Lupus is, we should therefore, give valuable support to anyone with Lupus by lending them a hand with chores and errands as well as offering a sympathethic ear or a comforting shoulder.

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Happy #LupusAwarenessMonth to all the purple Warriors. You are so special, stay strong❤

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