According to the womenshealth.gov fact sheet, Lupus affects 1.5 million people across the United States. Of the 1.5 million people included, are women beginning at age 15.
These said individuals are usually in High School at the age of 15. I think that the Lupus Foundation of America have formed a nicely put together list of things that our young lupus sufferers can tell their friends about the disease.
The list includes 10 things their friends should know.
High school is a lot to deal with. Throw lupus in the mix and it gets a whole lot harder. On top of balancing classes and maintaining your social life, you also have to put up with symptoms like fatigue and joint pain. And oh, yeah, somehow you have to explain lupus to your friends.…