This disease is an autoimmune disease that can cause joint pain, fever, skin rashes, and organ damage. There is currently no cure for lupus and it requires lifelong management. This is most commonly seen in women- typically between the ages of 15 and 45.
Lupus is much more common in women, with nine out of 10 cases happening in women. Often women are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 44 during their reproductive years. Even though the cause of known as is thought that the hormone estrogen may play a part in the condition.
The way your provider treats lupus can depend on several factors, including:
- Symptoms and complications you are experienced
- The severity of your case
- Your age
- The type of medication you may be taking
- Your general health
Your medical history
This is a lifelong condition that will need to be managed regularly. The goal of treatment is to get your symptoms into remission and limit the amount of damage the disease does to your organ. Unfortunately, This is unpredictable, and the way the condition impacts you can shift and change over time
A typical sign is a red, butterfly-shaped rash over your cheeks and nose, often following exposure to sunlight. No two cases are exactly alike. Signs and symptoms may come on suddenly or develop slowly, may be mild or severe, and may be temporary or permanent.
Erythematosus is the most common type. SLE is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own tissue causing widespread inflammation and tissue damage in the affected organ. It can affect the joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys, and blood vessels.
Lupus nephritis occurs when auto antibiotics affect the structure in your kidneys that filter out waste. This causes kidney inflammation and may lead to blood in the urine, protein in the urine, high blood pressure, impaired kidney function, or even kidney failure.