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How Common Is Lupus?

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Since lupus is so common in women, there are certain things that women with lupus should be aware of.

Lupus is linked with osteoporosis

Women with lupus are at higher risk for heart disease

Lupus and Pregnancy

Since lupus is diagnosed in women of childbearing age, or ages 15 to 45 in 80% of cases, how lupus affects pregnancy is a major concern. Often, women whose lupus is in remission can carry a baby to term safely. However, there are some special precautions that must be taken.


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