A cause close to my heart is LUPUS. It's ribbon color is Purple and May is Lupus Awareness month. Lupus is surprisingly a very common disease but most people know very little about it. It is estimated that 5 million people in the world have Lupus (over 1.5 million million in the US).
It's been noted that more people have LUPUS than Cerebal Palsy, Sickle-Cell Anemia, Multiple Sclerosis, AIDS, and Cystic Fibrosis COMBINED.
Take a moment to educate yourself about LUPUS. http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_learnunderstanding.aspx?articleid=2232&zoneid=523
I wouldn't doubt someone you know has LUPUS.
MHT962 (rep: 3.2k) posted May 02, 2012
My ex's mom has Lupus. I remember when she was diagnosed. They had a tough time figuring it all out. The reason was that there are something like 35 signs and suymptoms that individually could be something else, but if a person exhibits 5 or more, the correct diagnosis is Lupus. Sounds easy enough, but symptoms are hard to identify unless they are beyond the patient's "normal". So a patient may not reveal a symptom to a doctor because he/she may not think its related.
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