Lupus Awareness Month
Although Lupus might sound exotic and rare, it is not something to ignore. Lupus, like many other potentially life-threatening autoimmune diseases is easy to miss. Lupus sufferers should be aware of the signs early so they can begin to fight it.
Lupus Awareness Month takes place in May. It aims to raise awareness among the general public, not only medical professionals, about what Lupus can do and why it is so important to understand the facts.
Although Lupus is a life-threatening disease, there are treatments that can make it easier to manage and improve the patient’s prognosis. Although it cannot be transmitted from one person to another, it is more common in those with a family history.
Lupus can be difficult to detect because it can often be mistakenly confused with other conditions. This means that it may go untreated for many years, without the patient even knowing. Lupus sufferers can experience fatigue, fever, increased mouth ulcers, and even arthritis, among other symptoms.
The most common sign of lupus is a bright red rash that runs across the skin. It can be found under the eyes, on the cheeks and at the bridge of your nose. This is commonly known as the “butterflyrash”. The most common symptom of the disease is the butterfly rash. In fact, this is where the disease got its name. Lupus Erythematosus is a part of the scientific name.
Different types of blood tests can help diagnose Lupus. The Lupus Foundation of America estimates 5 million people worldwide have lupus. Many of these people aren’t even aware of it.
If we ever find a cure, education and research are crucial. Start conversations on social media about Lupus and organize fund-raising events to support lupus research charities. Lupus can be a devastating and mysterious disease. Observe Lupus Awareness Month in May to help raise awareness.