How These Three Women Manage Life With Lupus

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This video by Maritza Cardenas explores some of the ways lupus patients manage their disease on a day-to-day basis and how they draw strength from the people around them.

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Three women with lupus discuss some of the ways they manage their condition. They advise those who have recently been diagnosed with the disease to listen to their bodies and really start focusing on self-care. Surround yourself with positive, supportive people and leave behind those who are negative and unsupportive.

For those who may know someone with lupus, the ladies advise that they be patient with their friend or loved on. Know that although they have a chronic illness, their life isn’t over and they still have a lot to give.

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