Lupus awareness has greatly increased over the last couple of years. I used to never hear anything about lupus.
There really wasn’t much out there about lupus at all.
Now you can hear commercials on the radio promoting lupus awareness. Just recently on 2017 President Trump donated 13 million accounting to Lupus.org.
This money will be used for furthering the advance research to finding a cure for lupus.
When To Celebrate Lupus Awareness
Well you should always be aware however this is the official times.
so what month is lupus awareness month? May is the official month for Lupus awareness.
May 10 is the world lupus awareness day.
How To Show Your Support On Lupus Awareness
There are many ways you can show your support for Lupus awareness.
The easiest way to show your support is to wear purple, dubbed the official color for lupus. The butterfly is the official symbol for lupus.
This is because one of the major physical signs for lupus is the butterfly rash. Which is a rash in the shape of a butterfly.
You could learn more about the disease itself and share your knowledge with people.
If you can donate money for research that would be great. 2/3 of people around the world know nothing about lupus so share your knowledge. My wife has lupus so I do have a bunch of knowledge.
which I try to share through my blog.
How common Is Lupus?
It is hard to say for sure, lupus can show up in one test and not be in the same test 5 minutes later.
Officially there are 1.5 million people with Lupus in the United States, and 5 million people worldwide with lupus.
To give you an idea of how many people this really is think about Philadelphia, PA.
The population of Philadelphia is 1.5 million people and the population of the United states is roughly 321 million people.
As you can see from the picture below the area marked in red is Philadelphia and the rest of the picture is Pennsylvania.
While lupus can target anyone it mainly hurts women. Also, women that are African American betwen the ages of 15 and 44.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease, and if it attacks your vital organs it can cause a failure and the end result is your death. While it can be deadly it can be somewhat controlled.
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