Lupus: What You Need to Know About It


Lupus, also known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is an autoimmune disease which means the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, leading to long-term inflammation and pain.

Even though there is no known cause or cure for lupus, the disease appears to run in families and it affects more women than men.

But why does lupus attack the immune system? Learn more about it here.

In this video, shared by WDSU News, listen to Dr. Hebert as he discusses how to correctly diagnose lupus and who is at greater risk for the disease. This explanation is part of the segment “Weekend House Call”, from WDSU News.

Do you know how you can treat lupus? Here are 5 treatment options you should know about.

Lupus News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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