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LLP028: Looking out for lupus and knowing what’s next

It is a disease that affects women almost 90% percent of the time. Toni Braxton, Selena Gomez, Seal, Nick Cannon all suffer from the disorder lupus. This autoimmune disease is chronic in its presentation, has no triggers on what causes it but still manages to effect 1.5 million yearly and is responsible for 140,000 hospital visits per year. It's a disease that I will also keep an eye on because my very first patient suffered from the disease. On the episode today we talk about Lupus, go into detail about the specifics behind the disease and who & what gets affected. 

As promised on the episode here are a list of just some of the symptoms associated with the disorder

  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Fatigue
  • Hair Loss
  • Fevers
  • Sores in your mouth
  • Finger tip color changes
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Skin rashes 
  • Chest pain when breathing 

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In this episode you will learn:

  • What is Lupus
  • Facts about Lupus
  • Symptoms and how its diagnosed
  • 3 most common types 
  • What do I see in the hospital regarding the disease

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