Three truths and a lie: this will be interesting! OK, so I will give them to you in no particular order - and give you the opportunity to guess which is the lie (I'll tell you which is the lie tomorrow.)
- Lupus is a serious health condition that can be treated with rest and medication, but cannot yet be cured. It can attack any organ of the body, and will sometimes flare for no apparent reason.
- Most lupus patients are women.
- Lupus is highly contagious. If you live with someone who has lupus, you have to be extra careful of hygiene, and ensure you are not exposed to any the patient's body fluids.
- Many of the drugs used to treat lupus were actually developed for other health conditions, such as cancer or malaria.
This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J