Lupus is defined as an inflammatory disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. The result of this hyperactive immune system is inflammation, swelling, and damage to the joints, skin, kidneys, blood, heart, and lungs. For some people, the symptoms of lupus are relatively minor. For others, the disease leads to lifelong disability.

If you have lupus or think you might be experiencing symptoms of the condition, contact Dr. Susan A. Baker in Los Angeles by calling (310) 274–7770 for a consultation. In addition to being board certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology, she has also received both the “Patient’s Choice Award” and “Most Compassionate Doctor” award.