What Is Lupus?
Lupus is a chronic (long-term) disease that can cause inflammation and pain in any part of your body. It’s an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system — the body system that usually fights infections — attacks healthy tissue instead.
Lupus most commonly affects your:
- Internal organs, like your kidneys and heart
Because lupus affects many parts of the body, it can cause a lot of different symptoms.
Is Lupus S.exually Transmittable
Lupus is not contagious, not even through s.exual contact. You cannot “catch” lupus from someone or “give” lupus to someone.
Lupus develops in response to a combination of factors both inside and outside the body, including hormones, genetics, and environment.