Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant remained a secret until the operation schedule. Selena and the TV actress Francia were holding hands before the service took place at an undisclosed hospital. Francia Raisa plays a role in a television series "The Secret Life of an American Teenager" as Adrian Lee.

Gomez diagnosed with Lupus in 2015

Selena had Lupus diagnosed last 2015. Gomez took a break from her hectic schedule as she was also suffering from anxiety and depression. She said that what she needs is a kidney transplant for her health to turn around.

Raisa gave her the solution for her health to recover with a transplant of one of her kidneys to her best friend. Gomez says that there are no words to describe the blessing she received from her best friend, reports CNN.

The dreaded disease

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body immune system assaults the healthy tissues of the human body. The attack results in inflammation throughout the body affecting the skin, lungs, heart, joints, kidneys, and blood cells.

There are two types of Lupus, the discoid lupus erythematosus that affects mostly the skin. The part of the dermis exposed to sunlight. The other kind is the systemic lupus erythematosus is the worst of the two affecting major organs like the kidneys or the brain, defines Reference.

No cure for Lupus

The Lupus Research Institute declared that there is no known cure for the disease as per record last 2014. Medications are available that permits the patient to lead a normal life. The Mayo Clinic identified these drugs like corticosteroids, drugs used to treat malaria, and immune suppressants.

The disease mistakenly attacks healthy organs including the kidneys doing severe damage.

The human body needs only one healthy kidney. A single kidney transplant will solve Selena's the lupus issues, says Dr. David Klassen, Chief Medical Officer of the United Network for Organ Sharing.

Klassen adds that there is a tendency that lupus will never come back after the operation. It is not even known yet what caused the disease, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Selena Gomez had a hectic schedule before suffering the lupus disease. Her career in the music industry is on the upward trend. She is to appear in a Woody Allen movie due on the screens next year.

Lupus is common among younger women. Selena at 25, would respond better to a kidney transplant than with older women. She is one lucky girl to have a friend like Francia Raisa giving up a part of her kidneys to save her best friend.