For many people with lupus, the quality of light in the outdoors and indoors matters. Exposure to UV rays causes photosensitivity, which causes flare-ups such as rashes, headaches, fever, fatigue, joint pain and other symptoms. The relationship between indoor lighting and lupus is a factor in patients’ experience of their illnesses.
If exposure to UV light causes your lupus symptoms to worsen, you’re not alone. In fact, there is even a connection between lupus and fluorescent lights.
Most people are aware of the importance of protecting their skin from the damaging effects of the sun. We accept that the sun’s UV rays cause premature aging, skin damage, and increase our risk of developing skin cancer.
While a good percentage of us are diligent about protecting our skin while basking in direct sunlight, we feel protected from the effects of UV radiation while indoors.
With lupus month already in full swing, we decided to help raise awareness by creating an infographic of lupus facts. This eye-catching graphic illustrates the current scope of lupus in our nation.
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