By: Megan Schmidt

What is it?

Lupus is a disease that happens when the body's immune system attacks tissues and organs this can affect your joints, skin, blood, kidneys, brain, cells, lungs, and your heart.
Lupus is hard to diagnose because signs and symptoms are similar to other diseases and rashes.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms are a rash on the face that looks like a butterfly wings extending across the cheeks. This happens in some cases of Lupus but not all cases.

How is lupus treated?

Lupus is treated by prescribed medications it can take months (sometimes years) before your lupus symptoms are under control.