WHO WE ARE
Barbara Kwateng Lupus Trust is a health advisory and awareness charity. Our mission is to raise awareness of Lupus and support research into the causes, treatment and cure of Lupus, with a view to providing solutions that effect change.
WHAT IS LUPUS
Systemic Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal healthy tissue. This results in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart and lungs. Under normal function, the immune system makes proteins called antibodies in order to protect and fight against viruses and bacteria (antigens). Lupus thus makes the immune system unable to differentiate between antigens and healthy tissue.
This leads the immune system to direct antibodies against the healthy tissue, causing swelling, pain and tissue damage.
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Barbara Kwateng Lupus trust have held many charity events over the past few years including, fundraisers, charity runs, BBQ's and health advisory work shops. Find out about our next upcoming events by subscribing to our mailing list.