Posted by Elegant Medical Alert on 5/3/2013 to Elegant Medical Alert News
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body including skin, joints, and organs inside the body. An estimated 5 million people throughout the world have a form of lupus. No one knows what causes lupus. Scientists think that people are born with the genes to develop lupus and that something brings on or triggers the disease and symptoms. However, it may be a combination of genetics, environment, and hormones that are involved. Building awareness of lupus is essential to improve early diagnosis and treatment of this unpredictable and misunderstood disease, and to ensure that people with lupus are aware of the support and resources available to help them manage the disease. To learn more about Lupus and Lupus Awareness, visit the Lupus Foundation of America.
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