By Jessica Bari on
Lupus is a disease where the body’s immune system begins to attack normal, healthy tissue in a hyperactive state. The symptoms are as drastic as swelling, damage to many organs, and inflammation. 1.5 to 2 million Americans have some form of lupus. Although cases are in both women and men, women are diagnosed 9 times as often. The age range mainly affected are between the ages of 15 and 45.
For Lady Gaga, Lupus has always been a condition that has been close to her heart. “Lupus is in my family, and it is genetic.” quotes the singer. After losing her aunt Joanne to the condition, Lady Gaga herself was tested. The test stated that although she does not have the condition currently, she tested borderline positive for the condition.
The Lupus Foundation of America is a national nonprofit voluntary organization founded in 1977, dedicated to finding the causes and cure for lupus, or providing support and hope to all who are affected or living with the disease. Their goal is to come together to bring national attention to Lupus. The Foundation has over 300 support groups worldwide.
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