Reaction Paper On Lupus

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When Selena Gomez announced that she was diagnosed with Lupus and has been dealing with the harsh reality of Lupus. Since then the media have been looking more and more into the effects of Lupus and what the disease truly is. So, what is Lupus exactly? Lupus is a Chronic Autoimmune disease that attacks your body’s cells and organs. Including, the joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys, and the blood vessels. The harsh realities of Lupus are hard to believe, it takes most people up to seven years to get a proper diagnosis. Some people won’t get a diagnosis until much later in life before it’s too late. There are several different types a Lupus that can affect people, these include Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (which is the most common). Cutaneous…show more content…
In a healthy person, the white blood cells form to attack an infection or an illness. But in someone with Lupus, their white blood cells attack just about, everything in their body. Because these white blood cells are attacking the body the symptoms of lupus occur. There are many different symptoms that you look out for when diagnosing Lupus these symptoms can be very common and hard to diagnose which is why Doctors tend not diagnose the disease until later in life. According to, “” there are two major symptoms when it comes to Lupus those are: Joint and Muscle Pain, extreme tiredness that will just not go away. Other minor symptoms include Rashes, depression, anemia, feverishness headaches, hair loss, and mouth ulcers. These symptoms are common, miss diagnosed with Leukemia, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis A person with lupus can manage the symptoms, but there are many triggers when it comes to having lupus that the person should try and avoid. One major trigger for lupus patients is sunshine. About 60% of lupus patients are sun sensitive. Another major trigger of lupus is stress. Lupus patients should be weary of their body’s emotionally and physically as it can flare up their symptoms of

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