This is a great "tool" by MedicineNet.com to help one understand certain diseases. Today, I thought I would share one of the diseases I have had for 14 years now. Thankfully, I am in "remission" - meaning I still have the disease but it is not "active" right now. I do get some flare-ups once in a while, but thankfully no major symptoms right now of Lupus.
Lupus Pictures Slideshow: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments
What Is Lupus?Lupus is a lifelong disorder of the immune system. Immune cells attack the body's own healthy tissues, leading to inflammation and tissue damage. Symptoms may be limited to the skin, but more often lupus also causes internal problems such as joint pain. In severe cases, it can damage the heart, kidneys, and other vital organs. Although there's no cure, there are treatments that can minimize the damage.
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