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Systematic Lupus Erythematosus

Will my health insurance policy cover me for Systematic Lupus Erythematosus?

What is Systematic Lupus Erythematosus?

Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) is a disease of the immune system, when the immune system inappropriately attacks tissues in the body, leading to tissue damage and illness. Female hormones are believed to play a role in the development of lupus.

How common is Systematic Lupus Erythematosus?

Three in 10,000 people are thought to have lupus. 90% of sufferers are women, particularly those of childbearing age. People of Afro-Caribbean, Chinese and Asian descent are more likely to develop Lupus than white people.

What are the symptoms of Systematic Lupus Erythematosus?

There are many different symptoms of lupus because it can affect any part of the body. Common symptoms include joint pain, fever, arthritis, ankle swelling, hair loss, anaemia and depression.

Many people with lupus feel ill in general and complain of weight loss and fatigue. Lupus can affect the skin, the joints, the blood, the kidneys, the brain and spinal cord, and the heart and lungs.

How is Systematic Lupus Erythematosus treated?

Some people with mild features of the disease do not require treatment, while people with serious symptoms may require powerful medication. Lifestyle changes are usually recommended to help deal with the disease.



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