lupus fact #2

“In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs (“foreign invaders,” like the flu).The result is the production of autoantibodies that attack healthy tissue.” lupus Foundation of America

the immune system is over active fighting each otherI imagine it like a group of friends sitting around the table with not a lot to do and suddenly one person pokes another and they all start pushing and shoving each other. They don’t see the door open and the intruders come in because they are too busy fighting each other. Not only does the fighting cause a lot of damage to the surroundings (being the body) but because they are so busy they forget to fight any intruders.

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I am a fun loving woman of a certain age who believes that living with lupus is more than just about symptoms, medications and treatment. Laughter and a positive mental attitude are the essential nutrients in my daily diet and I just want to share a word or two to contribute to yours. And I am a certified Laughter Leader!

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