Here Are Some Ways Lupus Can Affect The Body

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Selena Gomez, an amazing actress and singer! Lupus, however is not an amazing disease to have!

There are some people who can't understand why she's sensitive and has lupus, and this is not something to criticize.

She has been a part of my childhood since my middle school days, and for once I just want the hate for her to stop.

So, here are some ways lupus can affect the body!

  • Joints: Lupus can cause inflammation or swelling of the joint lining, most often in the hands ad wrists. People with lupus can also experience pain in the joints without swelling or tenderness.
  • Hair Loss: Partial or complete loss of hair is called alopecia. It can be hereditary, stress - induced of caused by autoimmune conditions, such as lupus.
  • Kidneys: Inflammation of the kidneys (nephritis) can get rif of waste products and other toxins from the body effectively.
  • Heart: In some people with lupus, inflammation can occur in the heart itself (myocarditis and endocarditis) or the membrane that sounds it (pericarditis), causing chest pains or other symptoms.
  • Lungs: Some people with lupus develop pleuritis, an inflammation of the lining of the chest cavity that causes chest pain, particularly with breathing. Patients with lupus also may get pneumonia.
  • Brain: In some patients, lupus affects the brain or central nervous system. This can cause headaches, dizziness, depression, memory disturbances, vision problems, seizures, stroke, or changes in behavior.
  • Skin: If lupus attacks the skin, as it does in systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE), it can cause rashes, blisters, and color changes.
  • Fatigue: The severe fatigue of lupus seems to be caused by many factors including disease activity, anxiety disorders, sleep disturbances, vitamin D deficiency, and low levels of exercise.