13 Lupus Symptoms You Should Know
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.
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.
Headaches can also be a sign that something is wrong.
Swollen joints become extremely painful.
Fever and hot flashes.
Anemia is a deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin in the blood that results in pale complexion and feeling tired.
Swelling in the feet, legs, hands, and also around the eyes.
Chest pain while breathing deeply.
Sometimes a red butterfly-shaped rash appears across the cheeks and nose of the face.
Sensitivity to sunlight. People with lupus can develop lesions, rashes or other manifestations on the skin from being in the sun.
Sometimes, hair can become thinner in volume or fall out in clumps.
Blood clots can occur in the legs, lungs, or brain.
The Raynaud’s phenomenon is characterized by fingers that turn white and/or blue when cold.
Ulcers can form in the mouth or nose.
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