Although lupus is primarily a women’s disease, men get this chronic autoimmune disease as well. In this article I talk about what lupus does to men mentally and physically.
Approximately 10% of the lupus population is male. Lupus is known as a “female disease” as a result, there is a misconception that men with lupus are less masculine than other men. There needn’t be-just like females, males with lupus look perfectly normal. They have normal male characteristics and have normal sex drive, performance and fertility. Homosexuality is not any higher in men with lupus than without. While their numbers are fewer, lupus tends to hit men harder physically and emotionally. (more…)