Lupus Day: 10 May 2012 World Lupus Day
MILFORD — Lupus groups around the world have united to sponsor the World Lupus Day observance on Thursday, May 10, 2012. At least five million people worldwide have lupus, a chronic auto-immune disease that strikes mostly young women of childbearing age.Musician Julian Lennon newly appointed global ambassador for the lupus foundation of America joins this year’s world lupus day.
World Lupus Day will focus on the need for improved patient healthcare service, increased research into the causes of and a cure for lupus, enhanced physician diagnosis and treatment of lupus, and included lupus nephritis.
Lupus is an autoimmune disorder. Our human body has a powerful immune system which can defeat the outside harmful substances when they invade into body. However, in lupus, the immune system can not tell the difference between the stuffs in and outside of the body. As a result, the immune cells attack the body’s own healthy tissues, leading to inflammation and tissue damage. Lupus can involve multiple organs and tissues such as skin, brain, lung, heart etc.
The disease usually occurs latently and its symptoms often are not noticed by many people. So, many people often miss the best treatment opportunity. You should pay attention to some normal symptoms, you had better go for tests.
Lupus Nephritis Impacts
Lupus affects many organs of the body, including skin, blood, joints and kidneys. The most common affected organ is kidney and lupus nephritis is the medical term explaining that complication.
Lupus nephritis affects approximately 3 out of every 10,000 people. In children with SLE, about half will have some form or degree of kidney involvement.
If you has been diagnosed with Lupus or Lupus Nephritis, we’re here to help. make an appointment or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.