21st November 2019

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How does a person get lupus?

There is no cure, but in most cases lupus can be managed. Lupus sometimes seems to run in families, which suggests the disease may be hereditary. Having the genes isn't the whole story, though. The environment, sunlight, stress, and certain medicines may trigger symptoms in some people.

In this way, can lupus be brought on by stress?

Lupus can directly involve your nervous system and cause symptoms such as memory problems, difficulty concentrating, mood swings, and confusion. "A chronic disease like lupus, with symptoms of being tired and feeling ill, causes stress that signals your immune system to activate and causes inflammation.

What are the first signs and symptoms of lupus?

  • Fatigue. About 90 percent of people with lupus experience some level of fatigue.
  • Unexplained fever. One of the early symptoms of lupus is a low-grade fever for no apparent reason.
  • Hair loss.
  • Skin rash or lesions.
  • Pulmonary issues.
  • Kidney inflammation.
  • Painful, swollen joints.
  • Gastrointestinal problems.
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