MARIANNE MUELLER PHOTO The Herald
Dr. Brian Arn, Dr. and Lupus Awareness Event Creator, Organizer Karen Allen welcomed the public to an open house on May 10 at Advantage Chiropractic Wellness.

By Marianne Mueller
REPORTER

According to the Lupus Foundation of America an estimated 1.5 million people worldwide have a form of lupus. Lupus mostly strikes women of childbearing age; however men, children and teenagers may also develop lupus. Most develop the disease between the ages of 15-44. Lupus is an autoimmune disease.

Those who have lupus can experience significant symptoms such as pain, extreme fatigue, hair loss, cognitive issues, and physical impairments that affect every part of their lives. Many have been said to suffer from cardiovascular disease, strokes, disfiguring rashes, and painful joints while others might have no visible symptoms.

There are four different types of lupus, systematic, cutaneous, drug induced and neonatal.

May is Lupus Awareness month and Advantage Chiropractic Wellness in Roscoe invited the public to gain knowledge at an open house held on Thursday, May 10.

 

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