Lupus is an autoimmune disease, meaning it tricks your immune system into attacking healthy tissue. This can lead to severe pain and other serious health problems. It’s important to be alert to the signs of lupus so you can get the help you need. While there is no cure for this disease, there are ways you can manage your symptoms and still lead a full, rewarding life.
Lupus can affect many different organs. As a result, in can result in a variety of different symptoms. These are just a few of the more common signs of the disease.
- Blood not clotting properly
- Chest pain
- Constant fatigue
- Joint pain or swelling
- Loss of hair
- Rashes across the nose and cheeks
- Swelling of the hands, legs, feet or near the eyes
- Ulcers on the nose or mouth
As you can see, a lot of these symptoms occur with other types of health problems as well. For example, lupus has many of the same symptoms as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lung and heart disease, and others.
That’s why it’s so important that you see a doctor if you are showing the signs of any kind of health issue. Your doctor will be able to not only diagnose your exact problem but also put together the best possible plan to deal with it.
How We Can Help
Rheumatology Care of North Houston is staffed with professionals who have a great deal of experience helping people manage lupus. We can help you find relief from your symptoms and live a high quality of life. Please contact us online or call 832.532.9779 to schedule an appointment.