10 Early Signs of Lupus Most People Ignore, But You Shouldn’t

Photo by aleks333 from Shutterstock

10. Kidney inflammation

Some people with lupus can experience kidney inflammation. Doctors call this health condition nephritis. When your kidneys are inflamed, they are unable to do their job, namely, filter waste from your blood.

What’s really scary is that according to the Lupus Foundation, kidney inflammation a.k.a. nephritis starts to develop before five years of spotting any lupus signs or symptoms.

The only clue is its symptoms. High blood pressure, darker urine, frequent urination during the night, swelling in the lower feet, and blood in the urine are several possible symptoms of nephritis.

If left untreated, nephritis can actually lead to end-stage renal disease.

The list of signs and symptoms of lupus is quite long. We’ve only mentioned the most common ones, however, people with lupus may also experience the following:

  • oral ulcers
  • chest pain
  • enlarged lymph nodes
  • depression
  • muscle pain
  • osteoporosis
  • seizures
  • anemia
  • dizziness

Feel free to leave a comment down below, especially if you’re a lupus fighter!

PREV1 ... 456 7
Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp
Pinterest
Reddit
Delicious
LinkedIn
Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

READ NEXT

6 Silent Signs of Gastritis

Gastritis is the inflammation of your stomach lining. Gastroenterologist Taruna Bhatia, MD, medical director of hepatology at CarePoint Health System, explains that if your stomach is burning or aching, you

Symptoms Your Pain Is an Ulcer

You’ve had unexplained vomiting The nausea brought on by ulcers may become so intense that it could actually cause you to vomit. Frequent vomiting is never a fun experience, but

10 Warning Signs of Adult ADHD

Angry Outbursts ADHD often leads to problems with controlling emotions. Many people with adult ADHD are quick to explode over minor problems. Often, they feel as if they have no

9 Things People Get Wrong About PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is much more common than many of us may think. Data suggest an estimated 70% of American adults have experienced some type of traumatic event throughout their

Top 5 Reasons Why Your Feet Are Swollen

You’re Taking Medication that Causes Swelling Hormonal contraception and hormone replacement therapy aren’t the only meds that can cause foot swelling. So can many other drugs, and usually for different

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Eating Watermelon

May help prevent macular degeneration The magical compound lycopene helps protect against oxidative damage and inflammation, but it can also help prevent age-related macular degeneration, because of its antioxidant and

6 Possible Causes of Liver Pain

Liver cancer You normally won’t have any pain until your liver cancer has advanced to later stages. Once you do start to hurt, it can show up anywhere from your

8 Useful Things Dermatologists Do Every Fall

The fall season means pumpkin-flavored everything, football, flannels, hayrides—and dry skin. Here are skin-care tips from dermatologists to protect your skin during the fall. They exfoliate a little less When

Here’s Why Yawns Are So Contagious

It’s an age-old question: Why is yawning contagious? Countless studies have backed up how yawning is contagious. But an experimental psychologist at the University of Oxford, Rohan Kapitány, wasn’t convinced.

Scroll to Top