Lupus is a chronic, non-contagious and autoimmune disease that can affect and weaken any part of the patient’s body. Lupus affects people by attacking the patient’s immune system, and the immune system is what protects you from viruses, bacteria, and germs.
Lupus nephritis is a form of lupus that attacks the kidneys and can cause kidney failure. This is what happened to Jess Goldman. In this video, shared by National Kidney Foundation, listen to Jess talk about how she was diagnosed, how lupus nephritis started to affect her kidney function resulting in the organ failure, and how she now manages her condition.
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