13 Lupus Symptoms You Should Know

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Lupus affects people by attacking the patient’s immune system which is the body’s natural way of protecting us from viruses, bacteria, and germs.

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Because lupus can affect any part of the human body, the symptoms that may occur are wide-ranging. Here’s a list of 13 of the most common lupus symptoms that you should know. (source: Lupus Foundation of America)



You may feel extremely and frequently tired.

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Headaches can also be a sign that something is wrong.

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Swollen joints become extremely painful.

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Fever and hot flashes.

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Anemia is a deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin in the blood that results in pale complexion and feeling tired.

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Swelling in the feet, legs, hands, and also around the eyes.

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Chest pain while breathing deeply.

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Sometimes a red butterfly-shaped rash appears across the cheeks and nose of the face. 

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Sensitivity to sunlight. People with lupus can develop lesions, rashes or other manifestations on the skin from being in the sun. 

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Sometimes, hair can become thinner in volume or fall out in clumps.

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Blood clots can occur in the legs, lungs, or brain. 

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The Raynaud’s phenomenon is characterized by fingers that turn white and/or blue when cold.

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Ulcers can form in the mouth or nose.

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