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10 Causes of Lupus

Lupus is a form of autoimmune disease which triggers inflammation and swelling in the body. This condition has different effects from person to person. Some people only experience several mild symptoms, while others might have more severe signs. Lupus often begins in early adulthood, between 10s and 30s. People with this disease would have flare-ups of symptoms with periods of remission. Some common signs include fatigue, hair loss, fever, swollen joints, kidney issues, rash, or dry eyes and mouth. Let’s take a look at the 10 most common causes of lupus to take proper preventive measures.


Having a family with parents or siblings who have lupus might put you at a higher risk of developing this condition. Studies have found out more than 50 genes that are directly associated with lupus. They are more common in those people with the disease than in those without the condition. Therefore, parents would pass down these genes to their kids. However, the risk is not so high and can be affected by some environmental factors. A regular health check is the best way to minimize the risk and detect the condition early. [1]