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World Lupus Day 2023: Everything You Should Know About This Chronic Autoimmune Disease

World Lupus Day was first organized by Lupus Canada in 2004. Lupus organization from thirteen different countries came together urging their respective government to raise funds and awareness about this chronic autoimmune disease.

Vivek Singh
Lupus is an inflammatory disease in which body's immune system attacks the person's tissues and organs
Lupus is an inflammatory disease in which body's immune system attacks the person's tissues and organs

World Lupus Day is observed on May 10th every year to raise awareness about this chronic autoimmune disease. Lupus affects different parts of the body, including the skin, joints, kidneys, and brain. The symptoms of lupus can range from mild to severe and can include fatigue, joint pain, rashes, fever, and cognitive issues.

World Lupus Day: History

As we all know that World Lupus Day falls on May 10th every year and is meant to raise awareness and educate people about Lupus worldwide. This day was first observed in 2004 by Lupus Canada. It was initiated by Lupus organizations from thirteen different countries to urge their respective government to enhance patient services, and raise awareness, and funds for relevant research.

World Lupus Day aims to increase the public's understanding of Lupus and highlight the need for better diagnosis and treatment. The day also provides an opportunity for people affected by Lupus to come together to share their experiences and offer support to one another.

Facts About Lupus

Here’s a look at some facts about lupus that people should know:

  • Lupus is a chronic autoimmune diseasewhere the immune system attacks healthy tissues in the body

  • Lupus affects mostly women, and it usually develops between the ages of 15 and 44

  • The cause of lupus is unknown, but genetics, hormones, and environmental factors may play a role

  • There is no cure for lupus, but treatments can help manage symptoms and prevent damage to organs.

So, let’s raise awareness of lupus with the things listed below:

  • Share information about lupus on social media.

  • Wear purple to show support for those affected by lupus.

  • Donate in  lupus research organizations.

  • Learn about the symptoms of lupus and encourage friends and family members to seek medical attention if they suspect, they have it.

Finally, if you or someone you know is affected by lupus, it is crucial to work with a team of healthcare professionals to manage symptoms and prevent organ damage. Lupus can be a challenging disease to manage, but with proper care and attention, it is possible to lead a fulfilling life.

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