Former Disney Channel Star Selena Gomez is taking a break from her career to focus on her Lupus diagnosis. Known for her role as Alex on Disney's Wizards Of Waverly Place, Gomez has left her childhood acting career to become a Global Music Superstar. The 24 year old has taken time off before to go through chemotherapy, but has now decided to hit the pause button on her career as she focuses on this incurable auto-immune disease.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by fatigue, a butterfly rash on the face, joint pain, swelling, sensitivity to the sun and hair loss. While there is no cure for Lupus, there are several treatments and medications that can help alleviate the symptoms.
Lupus is diagnosed through a series of blood test where antibodies are examined.