a week ago
I saw this post and had to repost this. Being titled as “Lupus fact #1” It really describes what lupus is and what it does very well. If we were to switch the terms and try grasping the concept of what it says in this picture in more simpler terms, I think it will help you guys understand it even better. So here goes :
__Lets think of the antibodies as an army; soldiers there to protect your body. Their job is to communicate with other members and signal each other if there are any invaders (a flu, a cold, a virus) — now let’s say an invader enters the battlefield, well the “Lupus Army” goes and actually teams up with them and backstabs you, your body by targeting you .. all of you. It’s as if the lupus army just becomes loopie and can not tell what to protect and what to destroy. In a more medical term, they can not tell self from non self. They basically get blind sighted by the “beauty” of the invaders that they think of them as their own, thus leading to the army getting invested in targeting you, in specific your body’s organs.
I do want to emphasize that It really depends on each individuals immune system, their battleground - how strong is your body’s game ?? Lol *
__Now, in my wonderful case - the target organs are my pair of scarred Lungs. One thing I can not stress enough is our friend, Mr. Inflammation. Once the battle has reached a peak, Which is in some cases also known as an inflammatory response - the term Lupus Flare is used (which is confirmed with specific blood tests). At this point the more severe the attack the more severe the Lupus flare. ☹️
__Have a good day guys, stay positive - keep your head up high keep fighting. You got this! 👊🏼 ________________________________________________
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