Butterflies of Hope – 9th Annual Flight of the Butterflies
Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!
May 18th Lupus Fact
Lupus can cause the hair on your scalp to gradually thin out, although some people lose clumps of hair. Loss of eyebrow, eyelash, beard and body hair also is possible.
In most cases, your hair will grow back when your lupus is treated. But some people with lupus develop round (discoid) lesions on the scalp. Because these discoid lesions scar your hair follicles, they can cause permanent hair loss. Alopecia areata occurs when the immune system attacks hair follicles, and may be brought on by severe stress. Non-scarring alopecia has been associated with systemic lupus erythematosus and added to the diagnostic criteria as of 2012.
Hair loss and thinning hair can also be side effects of certain medicines used to treat lupus, like steroids and immunosuppressives.
This is your eighteenth Butterfly of Hope.
We need awareness! We need a cure!
Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!
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