Gomez, aged 23, has been in the public eye for much of her adult life, however the recent diagnosis is forcing her to take a break from performing to focus on maintaining her health.
Lupus is an autoimmune illness commonly found in women, although symptoms of the illness can sometimes appear in men and children. Treatment for lupus commonly involves reducing inflammation and immune-suppressing medication, which can cause side effects.
There are many alternative therapies that are thought to help people living with lupus, these can include:
Yoga – This ancient practice is a popular therapy for people with lupus as regular practise can help keep the joints mobile and cope with stress. Stress can be a harmful enemy to people with lupus as it can increase pain and inflammation.
Meditation – Another traditional practice, meditation aims to make full use of the mind’s ability to control the body. It is a popular lupus...