Lupus Causes

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5 hours ago Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Butterfly rash on the face
  • Appetite loss
  • Hair loss
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Photosensitivity
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Unexplained Fever
  • Pericarditis
  • Pleuritis
  • Painful and swollen joints
  • Chest pain upon deep breathing
  • Swelling (edema) in legs or around eyes
  • Raynauds phenomenon
  • Chorea

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4 hours ago Family history of lupus. Between 20 percent and 50 percent of people with lupus have a parent or a sibling with lupus. In those with no family history of lupus, there are likely to be other autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma. In identical twins, if one develops lupus, the other has a 30 increased risk of developing the disease, but only 24 …

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5 hours ago The cause of lupus is unknown. Scientists have proven that lupus is autoimmune in origin – in other words, the damage in lupus is caused by the body’s immune system attacking its own tissues – but they have not yet solved the puzzle of why this process begins. While researchers have established that both hereditary and environmental

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8 hours ago This attack causes inflammation and, in some cases, permanent tissue damage. If you have lupus, you may have times of illness (flares) and times of wellness (remission). Lupus flares can be mild to serious, and they do not follow a pattern. However, with treatment, many people with lupus can manage the disease.

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8 hours ago The drugs most likely to cause lupus are: Hydralazine for high blood pressure. Penicillamine for rheumatoid arthritis. Procainamide for heart rhythm problems. Quinidine for …

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2 hours ago What causes lupus? All types of lupus are autoimmune diseases. This means that the immune system attacks the body. When a person has systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the immune system may attack different parts of the body, including the skin, kidneys, and lungs. What causes people to develop this type of autoimmune disease isn’t certain.

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4 hours ago Nearly 70 percent of all causes of lupus are classified as systemic lupus, affecting a major organ or tissue, like the heart, lungs, kidneys, or brain, according to the Lupus Foundation of America.

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1 hours ago Lupus flare-ups can be triggered by stress, infection, or missed doses of medication. To prevent a lupus flare, focus on your medication schedule, self-care, and sun protection. Hydroxychloroquine is the best medication to help prevent lupus flares. Lupus is a life-long autoimmune condition. Symptoms from autoimmune conditions can come and go.

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5 hours ago Lupus is a chronic (long-term) disease that can cause inflammation and pain in any part of your body. It’s an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system — the body system that usually fights infections — attacks healthy tissue instead. Because lupus affects many parts of the body, it can cause a lot of different symptoms.

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5 hours ago Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is the most common type of lupus. SLE is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own tissues, causing widespread inflammation and tissue damage in the affected organs. It can affect …

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7 hours ago Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can cause joint pain, fever, skin rashes and organ damage. There’s currently no cure for lupus and it requires life-long management. Lupus is most commonly seen in women — typically between the ages of 15 and 45. Appointments & Access.

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9 hours ago In fact, cardiovascular disease, not lupus itself, is the number one cause of death in people with SLE. Therefore, it is very important that you take steps to maintain optimal cardiovascular health. Immune System in lupus and other autoimmune diseases, the immune system begins to recognize and attack “self.” In other words, the cells of the

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2 hours ago Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease which causes inflammation in organs and joints, affects movement and the skin, and causes fatigue. In severe cases, symptoms can be debilitating and

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7 hours ago According to the Lupus Foundation of America, 66 percent of people with lupus develop some sort of skin disease. There are three main types of cutaneous (skin) lupus: Chronic cutaneous (discoid) lupus. Discoid lupus causes round, disc-shaped lesions that are red, scaly and thick. The lesions usually don’t hurt, but can be photosensitive and

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8 hours ago Menstruation and menopause can also cause headaches. SLE causes or leads to many conditions that are known to contribute to headaches. Lupus has been linked to: Emotional stress. Joint pain, including in the jaw and/or neck. …

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9 hours ago Lupus is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes inflammation throughout your body. Learn about symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatments, and more.

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1 hours ago What Causes Lupus Flares? A lupus flare is a period of time when someone with lupus experiences disease symptoms (during other times, symptoms of the disease may be less noticeable or nonexistent).

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the possible causes of lupus?

You may have lupus if you have at least four of these symptoms:

  • Butterfly-shaped rash
  • Raised red patches on your skin
  • You're sensitive to light
  • Ulcers in your mouth or nose
  • Arthritis in two or more joints, plus swelling or tenderness
  • Inflammation in the lining of your heart or lungs
  • Seizures or other nerve problems
  • Too much protein in your urine
  • Low blood cell counts
  • Certain antibodies in your blood

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What are the 11 signs of lupus?

  • A butterfly-shaped rash across both sides of the face.
  • Raised, red skin patches
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Ulcers in the mouth or nose
  • Arthritis plus swelling or tenderness in two or more joints
  • Seizures or other nervous system problems
  • Excessive protein in urine
  • Inflammation in the lining of the heart or lungs
  • Low blood cell counts

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What happens if i leave my lupus untreated?

People with lupus often experience some mental problems like:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Bad thinking or pessimism
  • Personality and mood changes
  • Cognitive dysfunction

Is lupus a dangerous disease?

Lupus may result in severe kidney damage, which can be fatal Heart. You are likely to have an inflammation of your heart muscle, heart membrane, and arteries, which significantly increase your risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular conditions when you have lupus. Blood vessels.

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