When asked about lupus I’ve learned explaining about it is a lot like first impressions. Meaning you have 7 seconds to keep the listener engaged.
Lupus is probably one of the most complicated diseases I have ever heard of. Invisible autoimmune disease that doctors don’t know much about and it effects every person differently. My go to response I’ll share in a moment but I would love to hear about how others explain it as well. How do you speak about it briefly enough but to cover all the bases?
Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused b this attack can result in different symptoms that appear different for different people.
Rosadela Durruthy is founder of She’s Got Lupus, a lupus awareness blog aimed to improve the lives of those living with chronic illnesses by advocating for mental health, healthy living and raising awareness.