Arjun V

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Lupus - What Is Lupus ?

Lupus - What Is Lupus ?

Post By : Arjun V

Post Rank : 1991th

Category : Health & Fitness

Sub Category : Diet and Fitness

28 Jan 2014

Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system will become hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues of your body. This results in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, & damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, heart, & lungs. The main symptoms of Lupus are :-

  • Weight loss or gain
  • Dry eyes
  • Easy bruising
  • Anxiety, depression, headaches, and memory loss
  • Butterfly-shaped rash (malar rash) across the cheeks and nose
  • Anemia (oxygen carrying deficiency of red blood cells)
  • Pain in the chest on deep breathing or shortness of breath
  • Sun or light sensitivity (photosensitivity)
  • Hair loss or alopecia
  • Abnormal blood clotting problems
  • Raynaud's phenomenon: fingers turn white and/or blue or red in the cold
  • Seizures
  • Mouth or nose ulcers
  • Achy joints (arthralgia), arthritis, and swollen joints, especially in wrists, small joints of the hands, elbows, knees, and ankles
  • Swelling of the hands and feet due to kidney problems
  • Fever of more than 100 degrees F (38 degrees C)
  • Prolonged or extreme fatigue
  • Skin lesions or rashes, especially on the arms, hands, face, neck, or back