October Is Lupus Awareness Month

Karen lent her support to Lupus UK for their Lupus Awareness Month campaign today. She said, "I know from the experiences of my constituents who have contacted me about the condition, that Lupus can have an awful effect on the lives of sufferers - particularly women.

"It's important to try and raise awareness, not least so that those who are suffering get an early diagnosis. Lupus can sometimes be overlooked and avoiding delays in identifying it can help avoid the more serious symptoms of the disease as well as providing the right treatment as soon as possible."

You can find out more about the condition from Lupus UK and from the NHS.