Last week, Selena Gomez posted an image on Instagram from the kidney transplant she underwent as a result of Lupus.
But to the outside world, Gomez doesn’t look ‘sick’. So what does the disease actually look like?
Jokiva Bellard also lives with Lupus. Only the disease affects her body differently to how it does Gomez.
An autoimmune disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack itself, people who suffer from Lupus may experience damage to joints, kidneys – like Gomez, heart, lungs, blood vessels and the brain.
This can manifest in a number of ways – for Bellard, managing her Lupus means taking medication that affects her appearance.