Heart Attacks and Strokes in Lupus: What You Need to Know
Being an autoimmune disease – which basically means that your body fights against itself – lupus can be a very serious condition and can be related to other health problems. It’s common for lupus to be related to conditions such as scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, and even pulmonary hypertension. Since lupus can affect any organ of your body, it can lead to some of them to fail.
When lupus starts to attack, it can cause kidney failure, affect your lungs, and also cause heart attacks and strokes, as you learn with this video shared by Arthritis Research Canada. Dr. John Esdaile, Scientific Director of Arthritis Research Canada, talks about how lupus can affect multiple organs and how lupus patients are ten times more likely to have a heart attack and eight times more likely to die from a stroke. Watch the video and learn more about the risks of patients with lupus. In addition, discover some tips on how to reduce these risks and how you can control your condition.
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