The Symptoms of Lupus

Lupus, an autoimmune disease, is very difficult to diagnose. Because lupus rarely presents itself the same way in any two people, it is very challenging for those in the medical profession to understand, diagnose and properly treat the disease. Often a diagnosis can be long coming, which can be extremely frustrating for both the patient and physician alike. The fact that the symptoms lupus presents may have sudden onset or progress slowly and could be temporary or permanent, making diagnosing lupus confusing and concerning. Symptoms of lupus in men may also vary from those in women. There are, however, certain common signs and symptoms that may cause you to ask, “Could I have lupus?”.

A Quick Synopsis of Common Lupus Symptoms

Lupus Signs and Symptoms Systems Affected By Lupus

Lupus often affects many different systems in the body, and therefore, if you do have lupus, the symptoms you may experience will depend heavily on which part of the body is being affected by the disease. Following is a thorough, yet abbreviated list:

If you develop an unexplained rash, are having ongoing fever along with persistent aching or fatigue, write these, and any other accompanying symptoms down and seek a medical professional such as a rheumatologist. 

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