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Living with Lupus

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For Yvette, lupus has impacted her life physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. On Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at 3 p.m. EST, she will join host Eleanor Hinton Hoytt in observance of Lupus Awareness Month to share her experience living with lupus.<br><br>

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect various parts of the body, including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys, and brain. Lupus disproportionately affects women of color. In fact, Black women are three times more likely to get lupus than white women; yet, many don’t realize that they are being affected by the disease.<br><br> 

Tune in to hear Yvette discuss how she discovered that she had lupus and how it affects her daily life. Health educator Dawn Isherwood of the Lupus Foundation of America will be available to help you learn the sign and symptoms of lupus and understand what life adjustments are necessary for those living with it.<br><br>

If you have questions about lupus or want to share your story, call 646-381-4662 beginning at 3 p.m. EST or email your questions and stories prior to the show to asktheexpert@blackwomenshealth.org.

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