Living With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a chronic
illness that affects not only the patient but also the people around them. Women are nine
times more likely to have Lupus than men. SLE can vary from being very mild to
debilitating. Getting support and understanding from family, friends and
doctors can be very difficult and at times traumatic.

Systemic Lupus is a chronic illness where the bodies own
immune system can no long identify between bad cells and itself. This means the
immune system can attack any organ or system in the body.

Many Lupus patients find that they are allergic to many
things. The sun is one of the most common things to be allergic to. Rashes and
Lupus flares are very common when the body is exposed to the sun. Other
allergies can be very bad especially during a Lupus Flare, such as insect
bites.

Living with Lupus Symptoms every day is very tiring and
daunting. Doctors have not been able to find a cure for Lupus, so medication is
used to help ease the symptoms and give a better quality of life.

A lot of Lupus patients look the picture of good health,
when they are really suffering with aches, pains, feeling like they have the
flu and waking up feeling exhausted after a good nights sleep.

Lupus Symptoms in Women has been set up to help Lupus sufferers to explain to
there family and friends about the ups and downs of living with Lupus. Lupus Symptoms in Women
has some great tips on how to cope with life such as pacing yourself to getting
the best from your doctor’s appointments.

Lots more coming soon!

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