“Getting routine tests is not my favorite thing. Peeing in a cup and getting poked with needles can be uncomfortable, but I’ve learned to embrace these uncomfortable moments because I know they could save my life.
That’s why I’m partnering with Aurinia as part of the Get Uncomfortable campaign to encourage people with lupus and lupus nephritis to talk to their doctor about kidney health and get their regular urine and blood tests.”
Watch Toni Braxton share her lupus journey with a team of kidney health experts as they discuss lupus, kidney health, and the importance of routine testing.
“Having lived with lupus for more than 15 years, I’ve experienced many serious health complications, including issues with my kidneys. But I wasn’t open with my doctors right away. I dismissed some of my own symptoms. We all do. We say we’re just tired, or stressed, or working too hard. My urine looked all wrong—it was foamy like beer—but I didn’t mention it.
As women, we need to advocate for our own health and not be afraid to have honest conversations with our doctors. Especially women of color, who are more likely to be affected by lupus nephritis. Black and Asian women are four times more likely to develop lupus nephritis and Hispanic and Native American women are twice as likely.*”
*Compared to non-Hispanic White women.
Don’t wait. Call your doctor. Make an appointment. And help stop permanent kidney damage before it’s too late.
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