Nick Cannon Says Lupus is Attacking His Kidneys

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Nick Cannon has revealed to the public that he has an autoimmune disease that attacks his kidneys.  The disease is called lupus nephritis.

“It’s a rare form of lupus that’s just attacking my kidneys,” Cannon told ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “They thought it was just kidney disease, and then they were trying to figure out why my immune system was attacking my kidneys, and that was sort of the root of it all.”

The disease is difficult to diagnose and affects various parts of the human body.   The disease has sent Cannon to the hospital twice this year, once for kidney problems and later for a blood clot found in his lungs.   The ailment has led Cannon to announce that he plans to stop his morning radio show in order to focus on his health.

Lupus nephritis can cause the kidneys to inflame, which keeps them from being able to clean the blood or control fluid amounts.  Roughly 50 – 60% of lupus patients have kidney problems.   African Americans are more heavily affected by the disease than whites.  Women are more likely to get the disease, but it is more severe when it shows up in men.

“Anytime you have a kidney disease, you have to watch your salt intake and your protein intake, so fast foods are very high in both of those,” said Dr. Gary Gilkeson associate dean and professor of medicine in microbiology and immunology at the Medical University of South Carolina.  “Like anyone else, it’s better to eat healthy. You have to be more careful when you have renal involvement.”



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  1. Nick Cannon can be a strong advocate for African Americans on health care. He has a strong fan base and can use this TIME to send a message. It is just not about fame and fortune but your health is as RICH as one can get. Your health is the Ultimate Oscar Award. The role you play in life may not be a continuing saga without good health. Visit http://nldrecognition.wordpress.com. Read my Tribute to Whitney and continue to learn. NLD Mom/cancer survivor

  2. whew! i am not going to sugar coat this.
    I have been both a practicing Atty and a licenced RN with a MPH for more than 40 yrsvhave a close family member with lupus and know beyond a shadow mof a doubt that it is probable that NICK knew about this prior to marriage? So why did he not share with Mariah
    It is also possible that he did not know since Lupus has no certain time to appear

    The first thing i learned when my fam was diagnosed that many people are surprised when they learn you have lupus. A lot of misinformation exists about lupus,including the incorrect belief that lupus only occurs in women. Lupus can occur in anyone, male or female, of any age, including children, teenagers, and adults. The medical field does not yet fully understand what causes lupus, but we do know that having lupus does not diminish levels of testosterone, or affect the ability to perform sexually, or to become a father. However, medication side effects can play a role in these issues. Which is my reaason for sharing my thoughts/

    !. Fear..that she would reject marriage and children

    2 Shame not desring to be labeled an off limits brother

    3. Selfishness

    Now for all who want to do research to dispute my thoughts and beliefs do so but bring the facts. Again i say that Nick was selfish and Mariah hot in her panties and stupid OR YES!! i am suggesting it..She has an agenda.


  3. My prayers are with you Nick and your family. I hope goes in remssion.

  4. I shall send extra prayers for you and your young family that God will keep you close in His care. PLEASE stay focused,and learn your body.

  5. That is too bad, I wish him luck. I always thoug Lupos was a woman disease until I heard that one of my male relative had it. Surprise, surprise.

  6. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs. ,:,.

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