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Lupus Symptoms

Overheating, Thyroid Disease, and Lupus

Lupus Symptoms

Retinal Vasculitis, Nerve Damage and Lupus

Over 28% of people with lupus have eye symptoms, an issue that is not...

Lupus Symptoms

Inflammation-Related Anemia & Lupus

Red blood cells transport oxygen to cells throughout the body. People with lupus may...

Diagnosis

Lupus Retinopathy and Diagnosis

Retinopathy, damage to the retina, is one of the key early potential symptoms that point to a diagnosis of lupus. With a lupus diagnosis, the earlier the better, and the eye-related symptoms of lupus can be a key warning sign that other symptoms are on the...

Lupus Symptoms

Itchy Skin, Hives, & Rashes with Lupus

Rashes and lesions are common symptoms of lupus. Itchy skin can be more than an inconvenience -- it can be in indicator of changes in disease activity. The American College of Rheumatology uses an 11-item classification index to monitor lupus disease involvement. 4 of the 11 items relate to the skin.[thb_gap...

Lupus Symptoms

Lower Back Pain, Chronic Inflammation, & Lupus

Many Lupus Warriors, particularly people with nephritis, struggle with constant aches & lower back pain. A number of tests can help identify the cause. From constant, dull pains to sharp pangs, back pain is the worst. It can immobilize you and have you stuck on the couch or the floor. It’s...

Lupus Symptoms

Fevers and Lupus

Fevers are a common symptom of lupus flares but can also be a symptom of infections. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has many different symptoms. This is because Inflammation effects all of the parts of the body, from the joints, to...

Living with Lupus

Dry Eye and Lupus

Dry eye is a frustrating and painful condition that affect the eyes of over 1/3 of people with lupus. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that affects organs throughout the body. The eye is usually an "immune-privileged" organ, which means...

Living with Lupus

The Skin Microbiome and Lupus

The microorganisms on the skin, known as the skin microbiome, effects the health of people with lupus, both in terms of vulnerability to infection and in inflammation. Bacteria play an important role in the human body, particularly in the intestines where they help break down...

Lupus Symptoms

Humidity and Lupus

Seasonal temperature changes add to the challenges of life with lupus. Humidity plays a roll -- and it makes hot summer days feel even hotter. Lupus is notoriously challenging to manage. It can seem like almost anything can trigger a flare - as if...

Diagnosis

Infectious Processes and Lupus

Infections from pathogens like bacteria, viruses, and fungi are a major issue for people with lupus. They may even serve as a catalyst for symptoms of autoimmunity. Systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE, is a chronic autoimmune disease with a wide range of symptoms --...

Living with Lupus

Platelet Counts, Thrombocytopenia, and Lupus

Lupus can have far reaching impacts throughout the body. Low platelet count, also known as thrombocytopenia, is a common symptom. Platelets are cells in the bloodstream that clump together on injury to prevent bleeding. Platelets are produced in the bone marrow and are found throughout the...