World Kidney Day 2019

World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys.

World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) that affects the kidneys is called lupus nephritis. Lupus nephritis causes inflammation (swelling or scarring) of the small blood vessels that filter wastes in your kidney (glomeruli) and sometimes the kidneys, by attacking them like they would attack a disease.

About one half of people with lupus experience kidney involvement, and the kidney has become the most extensively studied organ affected by lupus. The part of the kidney most frequently troubled by lupus is a part of the nephron called the glomerulus, a tuft of capillaries that functions to filter substances from of the blood. For this reason, the type of kidney inflammation most commonly experienced in lupus is called glomerulonephritis. Fortunately, the prognosis for patients experiencing kidney lupus is improving due to the growing number of medications that physicians have in their arsenal.

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May 6 Lupus Fact


Lupus nephritis is inflammation of the kidney that is caused by systemic lupus erythematous (SLE), Also called lupus. Lupus nephritis happens when lupus involves the kidneys.

There are Five Classes of Lupus Neprhritis:

Class I – Minimal mesangial lupus nephritis.

Class II – Mesangial proliferative lupus nephritis.

Class III – Focal lupus nephritis (active and chronic; proliferative and sclerosing)

Class IV – Diffuse lupus nephritis (active and chronic; proliferative and sclerosing; segmental and global)

This is your sixth butterfly of hope. 

We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

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World Kidney Day

Lupus In Color participates in World Kidney Day to bring awareness to all about kidney health and how it affects lupus warriors worldwide. 

World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.
Kidneys process your body’s waste matter. Lupus nephritis is inflammation of the kidney that is caused by lupus or medications taken to control lupus. Kidney involvement occurs in as many as 60 percent of those with lupus.

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