Researcher battles lupus and the impact of COVID-19 - Vibrent
In the News | November 09, 2020

Researcher battles lupus and the impact of COVID-19

The coronavirus is unrelenting when it comes to people with underlying health issues. For people who have an autoimmune disease like lupus, a lifelong disorder of the immune system, the challenge to stay healthy can be overwhelming.

People with lupus are more prone to infection and the disease affects many parts of the body causing joint pain and damage to the heart, kidneys and other vital organs. Nine out of 10 people affected with lupus are women. The cause is unknown and there is no cure.

In addition to the standard safety measures mandated by health officials, hand washing, wearing a face covering, social distancing and avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and disinfecting surfaces, lupus suffers have to avoid triggers that lead to flare ups.

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