Assam Rifles, NIMSR Raise Lupus Awareness onWorld Lupus Day

The Assam Rifles and North East Institute of Medical Sciences and Research jointly observed World Lupus Day in Kohima, Nagaland, to raise awareness about the autoimmune disease. The event featured informative sessions by medical experts, highlighting the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.

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Assam Rifles, NIMSR Raise Lupus Awareness onWorld Lupus Day

Assam Rifles, NIMSR Raise Lupus Awareness onWorld Lupus Day

On May 10, 2024, the Assam Rifles and the North East Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (NIMSR) jointly observed World Lupus Day in Kohima, Nagaland. The event aimed to raise awareness about lupus, an autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 5 million people worldwide, with women making up a significant majority of those affected.

Why this matters: Raising awareness about lupus is crucial in reducing the significant delay in diagnosis, which can lead to serious complications and even death. Early diagnosis and treatment can improve the quality of life for millions of people worldwide, particularly women, who are disproportionately affected by the disease.

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues and organs. It can affect various parts of the body, including the skin, joints, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and may include fatigue, joint pain, skin rashes, and fever.

The observance of World Lupus Day in Kohima highlighted the need for increased awareness and earlydiagnosis of the disease. Many people with lupus face delays in diagnosis due to the varied and often overlapping symptoms with other conditions. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial in managing the disease and preventing serious complications.

"Raising awareness about lupus is essential, as early diagnosis can make a significant difference in the lives of those affected,"said a spokesperson from the Assam Rifles. Lupus"By organizing this event, we hope to educate people about the importance of recognizing the symptoms and seeking timely medical attention."

The event featured informative sessions by medical experts from NIMSR, who provided insights into the diagnosis, treatment, and management of lupus. They emphasized the importance of regular check-ups, adherence to medication, and lifestyle modifications in controlling the disease and improving quality of life.

World Lupus Day, observed annually on May 10, serves as a global platform to raise awareness about the disease, support those affected, and advocate for increasedresearch funding. The collaboration between the Assam Rifles and NIMSR in Kohima underscores the importance of joint efforts in spreading awareness and improving the lives of people with lupus.

The observance of World Lupus Day in Kohima by the Assam Rifles and NIMSR highlights the critical need for increased awareness and early diagnosis of lupus. With millions of people worldwide affected by this autoimmune disease, events like these play a vital role in educating the public and supporting those living with lupus.