9. Thyroid problems
Do you know how many people deal with thyroid issues in our country? Approximately 20 million Americans have some type of thyroid disorder. Sadly, lupus can be behind a thyroid issue. In fact, it’s pretty common among lupus patients to also deal with autoimmune thyroid disease.
Since the thyroid is responsible for controlling metabolism, bad functioning can lead to vital organ damage. From heart and kidneys to brain and liver, almost all of your organs can suffer serious consequences.
People who have thyroid issues may experience sudden weight gain or loss. If you think that something’s wrong, you might want to check this post first.