Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus)

Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus)

Also known as SLE, Systemic lupus erythematosus is the most common type of lupus. It causes widespread inflammation and tissue damage in the affected organs.

The seriousness of Lupus can range from mild to life-threatening. It can be treated by a doctor. Out of ten, nine people affected by lupus are women.

Causes of lupus are unknown. It could be due to environmental, genetic, and hormonal factors.

Symptoms: Fatigue, skin rashes, fevers, pain or swelling in the joints. Flare and remission are common. Sun sensitivity, hair loss, fever, oral ulcers, arthritis, lung and heart problem, kidney problem, seizures, abnormalities in blood and immunological abnormalities. It can limit a person’s mental, physical, and social functioning. Fatigue is the most common symptom that negative affects the quality of life of lupus patient.

Early diagnosis and treatments can help reduce damage on the body. It helps to improve quality of life. Late diagnosis and poor lifestyle increase damaging effects of lupus and could lead to death.


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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: January 6, 2023

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