Lupus In Color
11th Annual Flight of the Butterflies
Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!
May 19- Lupus Fact
Lupus can cause cardiovascular disease, which can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Lupus is often accompanied by various heart problems, which may include pericarditis or pericardial effusion, valve abnormalities, myocarditis, rhythm disorders (arrhythmias), and accelerated atherosclerosis.
The most frequently observed cardiac manifestation of lupus is pericarditis or pericardial effusion. Inflammation associated with lupus also contributes to the heightened risk of heart disease in individuals with lupus.
The symptoms experienced can vary depending on the specific conditions of each person. For instance, pericarditis or pericardial effusion may result in a rapid heartbeat, while myocarditis can lead to shortness of breath and heart palpitations. Abnormal heart rhythms are also possible. If valve abnormalities or coronary heart disease are present in a person with lupus, additional symptoms may be present.
This is your nineteenth Butterfly of Hope.
We need awareness! We need a cure!
Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!
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