SEGMENT: May marks Lupus Awareness Month - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

SEGMENT: May marks Lupus Awareness Month

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects joints and organ systems.

Lupus targets individuals between 15-45 years old. Symptoms include painful and swollen joints, sensitivity to light, headaches, fever, chest pain, hair loss, and a facial butterfly rash.

The disease is treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids, and immunosuppressants. There is currently no cure for Lupus.

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