This is the first time I’ve ever reblogged anything, but this is important, because lupus doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Lupus is a chronic auto-immune disease that can be life-threatening, and it has a higher estimated incidence than either cervical cancer or multiple sclerosis.
It appears as though what I have is Lupus, which explains not only my current issues, but all the digestive issues and the blood disorder I have as well. My current doctors think they’re all related. There’s no specific test for Lupus; it’s diagnosed through a series of different tests, combined with medical history and symptoms. Ultimately, a Rheumatologist will make the call, but my Allergist is pretty certain it’s Lupus.
The more I read about Lupus, the more I was surprised that a lot of people haven’t heard of it, or have but don’t know what it is, or are vaguely aware that it has something to do with Selena Gomez. The Lupus Foundation estimates that between 1.5 million and 2 million Americans have Lupus.
Wow, I thought, that’s weird. So why doesn’t it get the attention that other major chronic illnesses get?
Then I read that Lupus predominately affects women, particularly women of color…
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Basic information about lupus here.