Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (aka: SLE)- The most common type of lupus which affects different parts of the body including your internal organs. It is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own tissues and causes widespread inflammation and tissue damage in the affected areas. The seriousness of SLE can range from mild… Continue reading Lupus Awareness Month: Day 11- Try Living With It!
Lupus does not discriminate. It can affect anyone, at any age, in many different ways. Lupus: A Global Health Issue Every day, more than 5 million people worldwide struggle with the often debilitating health consequences of lupus, a potentially fatal autoimmune disease capable of damaging virtually any part of the body, including the skin, heart,… Continue reading Lupus Awareness Month: May 10, 2018- World Lupus Day!
Wow! The numbers are staggering! Did you know that more than 5 million people in the world has some form of lupus, and that it takes nearly 6 years for a person to be diagnosed with the illness? Did you also know that a lupus patient's average medical expenses totals up to an estimated $20,000?… Continue reading Lupus Awareness Month: Day 9- Did You Know?
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I'M GUILTY! I couldn't count the number of times I have downplayed my symptoms to my family, my friends, my co-workers and my peers. I couldn't even if I tried! I have done so on MORE than TOO many occasions to name. I do so because I find it to be the simpler way. I… Continue reading Lupus Awareness Month: Day 7- I’m Guilty!
Hey Lupies, If you're a sneaker head like the majority of the people in my circle, then you'll absolutely LOVE what Athlete's Foot is doing in honor of Lupus Awareness Month! The Athlete's Foot at Atlantic Station will be raising funds throughout the month of May with point-of-purchase to let all shoppers donate at the register as… Continue reading Shop At Athlete’s Foot And Support The Georgia Chapter ALL Month Long!
For most lupies, lying in bed ALL day is common thing. See, those who suffer from lupus have difficult times getting out bed. There's the bedspreads that feels like a 10 ton weight. There's extreme lupus fatigue that NO amount of sleep can cure. Hmm let's see, there's the achy joints, muscles and bones that… Continue reading Lupus Awareness Month: Day 2- Pajama Day!
It's Time TO PUMP UP THE PURPLE THIS MAY! As you all know, May is Lupus Awareness Month! Lupus is more pervasive and more severe than people may think, and it has an even devastating impact that the public doesn't realize. In fact, research shows that a staggering two-thirds of the public knows little or nothing… Continue reading Lupus Awareness Month Begins!
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