Here’s What Lupus Feels Like, Say Physicians

what it feels like to have Lupus, Dr. BCW

Dr. BCW, Dr. Curry-Winchell, talks with Eat This, Not That! about what it feels like to have Lupus.

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Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans and an average of 5 million people worldwide, according to Dr. Daniel Boyer of Farr Institute tells us, “Lupus is a severe long-term disease caused by the effects of an overactive immune system that attacks healthy tissues in the body leading to organ damage, fever, and joint pains.” While there’s no cure for Lupus, there are effective treatments that can improve symptoms. Eat This, Not That! Health spoke with experts who explain what exactly lupus is, what it feels like and who is at risk. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID.

What is Lupus?

Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell, Urgent Care Medical Director and Physician, St. Mary’s Health Network explains, “Lupus is a disease that involves your immune system-network that usually protects your body from disease. It’s attacking your body’s organs and tissues. Think of it as a battle or war happening within someone’s body without the presence of disease, infection, or injury. The organs most affected are the kidneys, lungs, brain, heart, and blood vessels.”

See what else Dr. BCW has to share as she answers questions for Eat This, Not That as they discuss What Lupus Feels Like.

Eat This, Not That: Here's What Lupus Feels Like, Say Physicians