What Is Lupus?


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Lupus is a disease. It is an immune system disorder where the body harms its own healthy cells and tissues causing inflammation and damage to various body tissues. The cause of lupus is not known. Some medical experts believe that it could be hereditary, others believe that it could be a single defect in a common protein. Lupus can affect many different parts of the body and each person will react differently to the disease. Some people will experience swelling in the joints of the knees, wrists, hands, and fingers; and others will feel tired all of the time regardless of how much sleep they are receiving each night. Some people may experience rashes or have kidney troubles. If one suspects lupus, it is important to see a doctor. Although lupus cannot be cured, symptoms can be controled with appropriate treatment. Most peple who have lupus live happy, active, and healthy lives.

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