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11 Common Symptoms of Lupus You Should Know

Lupus is caused due to autoimmune disease which leads to inflammation (swelling). This disease can affect several organs, and, as such, resulting in an array of symptoms. Lupus does not affect everyone the same way. Some people may have to struggle with a couple of mild symptoms, while others, more extreme symptoms.

Typically, this autoimmune disease starts between teen years up to their 30s. People with these health conditions generally sudden outbreaks of symptoms after remission periods. Thus, people tend to dismiss early symptoms easily.

More importantly, experience one of the listed symptoms, cannot be translated to you having lupus. Some of the early symptoms of lupus include:


Studies have shown that about 90% of people struggling with lupus experience certain levels of fatigue. For some people, a shot, afternoon sleep may help relieve the symptoms, but sleep for a long time during the day may result in insomnia later at night. It is not going to be easy, but staying active and going along with your daily schedule may help boost your energy levels.

However, it imperative that you discuss with your doctor if you’re dealing with incapacitating fatigue. There is medical treatment for some underlying causes of fatigue. [1]