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Good Support Can Help Lupus Patients Cope

Good Support Can Help Lupus Patients Cope

Our immune system acts as our body’s fleet of internal soldiers that defend us from disease-causing organisms. An autoimmune disease develops when the immune system loses its ability to distinguish between friend and foe and ends up attacking everything altogether. One of the most common autoimmune diseases known to man is lupus or clinically referred to as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). While there are other types of lupus that can affect humans, SLE gains more attention as it is the most dangerous type of lupus. It harms internal organs like the brain, kidneys, heart, and lungs that can ultimately lead to fatal multisystem failure. According to statistical data by the Lupus Foundation of America, 1.5 million people suffer from lupus in America alone.