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 20th Lupus Fact
There are studies that report the weather and atmospheric conditions can have an impact on lupus and lupus symptoms. Preliminary research has shown changes in pollution, wind patterns, barometric pressure, humidity, and temperature are strongly associated with specific forms of organ flares in lupus. But, not one variable was associated with all flares.
It is said that fine particulate matter pollution has been linked to lung flares, and temperature changes may impact neurologic flares and rashes, while humidity is associated with joint flares.
“You can technically predict it based on these changes in atmospheric factors 10 days prior to the time.” ~ ~George Stojan, MD, assistant professor of rheumatology and the co-director of the Hopkins Lupus Center~
This is your twentieth Butterfly of Hope.
We need awareness! We need a cure!
Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!
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