QUICK FACT 12



 "There are significant differences in the way men and women might react to the diagnosis of SLE. Men might have the misconception that lupus is a "women's disease" and therefore a man with SLE is less masculine than a man who does not have SLE. This is simply not true. The roles and expectations of males and females in today's society are changing, but acceptance of these changes takes a long time. These types of stresses, coupled with the fact that lupus is mistakenly referred to as a "woman's illness," can make it difficult for males to cope with this chronic disease." 
Information retrieved from LFA- Men and Lupus 
   

8 comments:

Petula said...

Really? I didn't realize that. I know I've only normally heard of women getting it, but I didn't realize how it would effect men who are diagnosed with it. Good post.

Simmi said...

Yep. I've come across several men the suffer with lupus, but far less than women.

cempaka said...

Nice info dear ^^

I also have friends in Indonesia lupus foundation, he was at first difficult to accept especially because he is a man. but now he can accept it and survive in the yield of useful work ^^

Simmi said...

That is good to hear. I can only imagine how difficult it can be for a man.

Binaural said...

This is the first I've heard of a man with this condition. Thanks for the eye opener!

Simmi said...

No problem....thats what I'm here for :-D

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessings....
I recently met a man who shared with me he had Lupus and he said just what you have stated that he thought it was a woman's disease and couldn't understand how he got it.

Very interesting article, thank you for sharing.

Simmi said...

Your very welcome. I hope that he now has more understanding and is at peace with his situation. This is the only way he can move forward and live his life to the fullest.

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