What is Lupus? – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. It is estimated that more than 16-thousand Americans develop lupus each year. Lupus is an autoimmune disease with symptoms that can include tiredness, and aches and pains. Frances Ashe-Goins, a deputy director, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says, if you recognize the symptoms of lupus in yourself or a family member, you should see a healthcare provider.
Ashe-Goins: We're not saying self-diagnose. What we're saying is if you see some of the symptoms, go to your healthcare provider and get further medical evaluation if needed.
Narrator: Lupus is more common among African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and Native Americans. For details, visit www.couldihavelupus.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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