Lupis is an inflammatory disease that is caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues. It is most often diagnosed in young women, between the ages of 15 and 44. Lupus is such a complex disease, making a correct diagnosis can be difficult. Sometimes lupus is misdiagnosed. It may take months or even years for doctors to assess your symptoms to know that the underlying disease is lupus.
- Lupus occurs ten times more often in women than in men
- Treatment depends on the organs affected by Lupus
- People can live well with lupus if they actively work toward good health
- Sun exposure can lead to flare-ups
- Lupus can flare up during pregnancy