May Lupus Awareness Month

The Doctor Is In:
Lupus Awareness Action Month


May is lupus awareness month. Lupus has recently been put in the spotlight because Nick Cannon was recently diagnosed with the condition and Toni Braxton discussed her journey on her reality show. The Lupus Foundation of America estimates that 1.5 million Americans, at least five million people worldwide, have some form of lupus. Men and women of all ages are diagnosed with lupus but 90% of patients are women. Let’s find out more information so we can all help to spread the word about lupus.

2. What Are The Symptoms?

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There are several signs and symptoms found in lupus patients. Here are some of the common symptoms: extreme fatigue, headaches, painful or swollen joints, pain in chest on deep breathing, hair loss, mouth or nose ulcers.