International World Lupus Day - What you need to know

Today is International World Lupus Day.

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in where the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue.

This results in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs.

Sibongile Komati told Bongani Bingwa that when she was diagnosed she had no idea what Lupus was, leaving her scared and confused.

It's even difficult for doctors to get the diagnostics because there is no single blood test that will tell you that this person has Lupus.

Sibongile Komati, Living with Lupus

I always tell people, every time you feel sick, you need to start recording everything that is happening to you. If you have chronic migraines; joint pains, bruising and you have have fatigue, write them down.

Sibongile Komati, Living with Lupus

For more information you visit the Lupus Foundation here: http://lupusfoundation.co.za/

Listen to Komati's experience with Lupus here..


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