What is lupus Mz Smith;-)

Not Medical Advice: Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.

Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms often mimic those of other ailments. The most distinctive sign of lupus — a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks — occurs in many but not all cases of lupus.

Some people are born with a tendency toward developing lupus, which may be triggered by infections, certain drugs or even sunlight. While there's no cure for lupus, treatments can help control symptoms.

For more info about lupus visit Mayoclinic.org.

In latest buzz, Selena Gomez revealed Thursday that she had a kidney transplant over the summer because of her lupus. In the announcement posted to her Instagram account, which has 126 million followers, the 25-year-old pop star also revealed that her best friend is the donor.

In the post, she thanked her friend, actress Francia Raisa, who donated an organ, and encouraged her fans to find out more about lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. Read more at The Mercury News.

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