L F A

Lupus Foundation of America

WHAT IS LUPUS?

Lupus is an autoimmune, chronic disease that can effect any part of the body. Lupus strikes most females between the ages of 15-44, but can also harm males. Through research it has been learned that women of color are 2-3 times more likely to obtain it. Although it is not fully proven yet, many researchers believe Lupus is a genetic disease.

The reason Lupus is such a dangerous virus is because it effects the immune system, the part of the body that fights off disease. With a weakened immune system you become more vulnerable to other diseases. Lupus also comes in waves or flares and can be triggered by ultra-violate rays (sun light), illness, dehydration,

Works Cited

"Lupus Foundation of America." Lupus Foundation of America. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://www.lupus.org/newsite/index.html>.