June 20, 2015

Lupus

Facts: Lupus is an inflammatory, autoimmune disease that affects nearly every organ, including the skin, joints, kidneys, heart, lungs, and central nervous system. the immune system turns against the body bringing inflammation and damage to these organs, especially the kidneys, which can result in hemodialysis for the rest of the sufferer’s life. If your blood tests show a positive ANA, consult a rheumatologist immediately, as it can be the first sign of this deadly disease. African Americans and Latinos have the most sever complications of this disease.

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