With a broad range of both symptoms and signs, this autoimmune disease is pretty common among us. According to the Lupus Foundation, more than 1.5 million Americans have lupus. From person to person, lupus manifests itself differently. Some might experience mild symptoms, while others may have to deal with more serious symptoms.
Those who are diagnosed with lupus tend to spot the symptoms in early adulthood, but, unfortunately, because lupus flare-ups are often followed by long periods of remission, this autoimmune disease is often overlooked. Plus, its early symptoms are easily associated with something else.
Fatigue, hair loss, thyroid issues, dry mouth, gastrointestinal problems, rash, or swollen joints are all early symptoms of lupus. So, tell us… Have you ever thought of having lupus when you’ve experienced hair loss? No?! So I thought…
On the other hand, it doesn’t actually mean that you have lupus. Regular medical check-ups and maintaining a good relationship with your doctor could prevent many things from happening. So, at your next doctor’s appointment, ask him/her more about this autoimmune disease.
Until then, here we discuss the early signs and symptoms of lupus.