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7 Celebrities With Lupus

7 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Publicly About Their Battle With Lupus

7 Celebrities With Lupus
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Being diagnosed with a chronic condition like lupus can feel isolating, especially if you don't know anyone else who has experienced it. The autoimmune disease can cause inflammation of the skin, heart, kidneys, lungs, joints, and other parts of the body. Additionally, side effects of the disorder include overwhelming fatigue, skin rashes, chronic pain, fevers, kidney damage, heart problems, depression, and changes in weight. And at times, the stigma associated with the condition can feel just as debilitating as its symptoms. Lupus is considered an "invisible illness," meaning symptoms aren't always visible and others tend to underestimate the impact the condition can have the body.

Fortunately, with celebrities like Selena Gomez, Toni Braxton, and Nick Cannon speaking out about their own experience with lupus, more people are learning the truth about the condition. These celebs have all used their platforms to bring more attention to the disease and how it impacts people every day. Ahead, check out seven celebrities who have opened up their experience with lupus.

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