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Lupus Awareness Month

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What is Lupus?
Lupus is a condition that can affect many parts of the body and can range from mild to life threatening. There are some types of lupus that affects the skin. Some medication can cause lupus like side effects. However there are severe versions which can affect joints and internal organs. However no matter mild or severe, symptoms can have a massive impact on daily life and be quite dis-stressing. Severe Lupus includes fatigue, rashes and joint pain. It is an autoimmune condition.


Who can get it?
It is more seen in women but anyone can Lupus. It is most likely to be diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 50.


Statistics
It is quite uncommon, in the UK it affects 15,000 people. 90% of cases occur in women.


Celebrities with Lupus 

– Selena Gomez
– Michael Jackson
– Nick Cannon


Donate to Lupus Awareness and Research!
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Other Interesting Links:
http://www.lupusuk.org.uk/what-is-lupus/
http://www.lupus.org/resources/for-patients-families-and-caregivers
http://thelupusnarratives.org/
http://despitelupus.blogspot.co.uk/
http://lupusandhumor.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1
Lupus Awareness
Lupus UK

Lupus UK Local Groups: http://www.lupusuk.org.uk/useful-links/
USA Events: http://www.lupus.org/events

Hashtags to Use;
#ThisisLupus
#LupusAwarenessMonth


Do you have Lupus? Or have any chronic illness? Want to share your story? Simply email us your story! 




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