The Lupus Foundation of America counts around 1.5 million Americans affected by lupus, and according to statistics, nine out of ten are women. This autoimmune disease is considered as highly unpredictable by both, specialists and patients.
Mallory Dixon is a young and determined lupus patient (29). She also agrees that this disability can’t be described as it’s very unpredictable.
13 Early Warning Signs of Lupus You Need to Know (and what to do the moment you see them)As she explains, lupus can affect everyone, and doesn’t know of race, age, or ethnic preference. Patients experience symptoms different in severity, and most of the time they can’t explain them.
The first diagnosis of Mallory was rheumatoid arthritis. However, after 6 years, she started experiencing many additional symptoms so she was diagnosed with lupus. Two years later, Mallory was in a terrible condition and was even unable to breathe, so she had to seek a proper medical care.