May is Lupus Awareness Month!!

While most Americans are aware of the signs and health risks of breast cancer or heart disease, relatively few are aware of another significant health problem that disproportionately strikes young women between the ages of 15 and 45. The disease is lupus. Lupus is caused by an unbalanced immune system that can be destructive to any major organ or tissue in the body. Lupus can be very unpredictable and is potentially fatal. 


While more than 1.5 million Americans have lupus, many individuals still are unaware of the potentially disabling and life-threatening health effects of lupus. The disease is two to three times more common among African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans than among Caucasians – but no one is safe from lupus.


What is most troubling about the lack of awareness of lupus is that early recognition, diagnosis and proper medical care of lupus often can prevent or reduce serious health complications, such as heart disease, strokes, seizures, and kidney failure. 


May is National Lupus Awareness Month. Now in its thirty-first year, Lupus Awareness Month is observed to disseminate medically sound information about lupus, increase public understanding of the physical, emotional, and economic impact of the disease, and provide support, services, and hope to all people affected by lupus. (Washington, DC – LFA)


So lets band together and Spread Awareness.  We need support and a CURE!!!
To Join the Band go to http://www.lupus.org/newsite/pages/lupus-awareness-month.html


 











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2 comments:

imelda said...

happy sunday. i was here for a visit i hope ur feeling good today

Simmi said...

Hi Imelda. Thanks for stopping by!! I am feeling well and I hope you are too! Have a great week and stop by often.

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