Lady Gaga tests 'borderline positive' for lupus
There have been rumors and rumble about Lady Gaga's health of late, especially after she revealed that she was being tested for lupus.
So count on Larry King to get abruptly right to the point when the singer appears on his CNN talk show Tuesday (June 1).
Gaga: I'm okay. Thank you , Larry. How are YOU?
Larry: I'm okay. You look great... there was a story about lupus or something. Do you have lupus?
Gaga: You know, lupus is in my family. It's genetic and... um... and the truth is I don't show any signs, any symptoms of lupus but I have tested borderline positive for the disease. As of right now I do not have it, but I have to take good care of myself."
What is lupus? Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, and other organs.
Symptoms vary and may come and go. The condition may first affect one organ or body system but almost all people will experience joint pain and arthritis. Frequently affected joints are the fingers, hands, wrists, and knees.
Inflammation of various parts of the heart may happen causing chest pain and arrhythmia.
Common symptoms include fatigue, fever, discomfort, malaise, nausea, vomiting, sunlight sensitivity, swollen glands and a rash over the bridge of the nose.
Take good care of yourself, Gaga.
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