Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that attacks the body’s tissues and organs.
The disease typically affects joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, the brain, heart, and lungs.
Although no two lupus cases are alike, common signs and symptoms include:
- Fatigue and fever
- Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling
- A butterfly-shaped facial rash covering the cheeks and bridge of the nose
- Skin lesions appearing or worsening with sun exposure (photosensitivity)
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Dry eyes
- Headaches, confusion or memory loss
Lupus is commonly found in women and is usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40.
If you or someone you know is experiencing lupus symptoms, call 888-452-IRMC (4762) to schedule an appointment with IRMC Physician Group Rheumatologist, Dr. Amit Ladani.