Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that is extremely hard to diagnose as it has minimum symptoms. Being an autoimmune disease, Lupus adversely affects different parts of the body such as joints, skin, kidneys, brain, heart, blood cells, lungs, etc in the form of inflammation, swelling, and related-damage that lasts for a large duration of time. Its most distinctive sign is a butterfly unfolded wings shaped facial rash which is spread across the infected person’s cheeks and nose bridge. Other symptoms may vary as it affects a variety of body parts. Anyone in the world can develop lupus, however, females between 15 and 44 have a higher risk of developing lupus. Certain factors can trigger lupus in people such as infections, specific drugs, and even sunlight in some cases. There is no treatment to cure lupus permanently, but its symptoms can be controlled by medication. As its cause is unknown, studies have shown that it is more common in women than men hence it has some links associated with the presence of estrogen and some hormone combinations are also found repeatedly in many cases.

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