In this video Lisa Walters talks about the autoimmune disease, lupus. She explains that lupus is a systemic disease, which means that it can affect any part of the body. The immune system begins to turn on the body rather than protect it, meaning that while it’s attacking, it isn’t defending patients from outside germs and viruses.
Lisa talks about some of the difficulties she faces with the disease. She shares that one of the hardest parts of having lupus is that she looks healthy, so many people have difficulty understanding how sick the disease can make her. Lupus affects every aspect of a person’s life, from the physical to the emotional to the social to the financial.
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