Lupus: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment- Lupus is a long-term autoimmune disease and it affects the immune system of a person. it attacks the healthy tissues in the body. Lupus disease is commonly known as the “disease of a thousand faces.”
Lupus: Signs & Symptoms
- Rashes around the nose and cheeks
- Sudden hair loss
- Muscles and Joints Pain
- Chest pain while breathing deeply
- Fingers turning pale from cold or stress
- Sensitivity to sunlight
- Mouth ulcers
- Memory related problems
As per the MedicalNewsToday
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as naproxen sodium (Aleve) and ibuprofen can help reduce pain, swelling, and fever.
- Antimalarial drugs such as hydroxychloroquine affect the immune system and can reduce the risk of lupus flares.
- Immunosuppressants can be prescribed in serious cases of lupus.
Cases of lupus in the United States
As per the Lupus Foundation of America, each year, around 16,000 new cases of lupus are found in the United States and up to 1.5 million people are living with the condition in the U.S. The common type of Lupus causes different organs of the body like lungs, kidneys, skin, joints, heart, etc.