When diagnosing systemic lupus erythematosus symptoms and signs can occur in different ways, ranging from mild to serious pain and disorders of the nervous system. In chronic lupus person could get tired of manifestations of the disease in the form of skin rashes, which accounts for all the time to hide and cover up to avoid the shock of other people, and pain in the joints, where there is no desire, not only to do homework or go for a walk with your loved one, and you just want to crawl into bed and do not move until the pain let go.
Lupus varies in severity. Mild manifested in feelings of moderate pain, mild rash, depression and loss of sleep, and a severe form can lead to problems with internal organs and systems.
Symptoms of lupus vary the order on which organs it affects, and how strong this effect.
Almost all patients with lupus feel mild or severe fatigue. Even a slight fatigue causes inability to perform daily tasks and exercise. Increased fatigue - a classic sign that will soon be the aggravation of the disease.
Pain in joints and muscles
Most patients with lupus sometimes observed pain in the joints
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(arthritis). Nearly seventy percent of lupus patients say that the pain in joints and muscles was their first sign of the disease. The joints may be red and warm, and may also swell. In the morning stiffness of the joints can be. Arthritis in lupus can be simultaneously in both parts of the body, especially in the wrists, in the small joints of the hands, elbows, knees and ankles.
Most patients with lupus skin rash is observed. This is often an important feature of this disease. In addition to the butterfly-shaped rash on the cheeks and in the form of a bridge on the nose and other symptoms of the disease in the skin include skin ulcers or scaly red patches on the hands, face, neck or back. There may also be sores on the lips or in the mouth, scaly red or purple rash serving on the face, neck, scalp, ears, hands and chest.
Sensitivity to light
Stay under ultraviolet light (such as sunlight or a solarium) usually increases skin rashes, and may exacerbate lupus. Sensitivity to light are subject to many patients with lupus, especially people with fair skin.
Problems with the nervous system
Some people with lupus may have problems with the nervous system, most often manifested in the form of headache. More severe manifestations of the disease, such as problems with memory or concentration, numbness or weakness of the arms or legs, are not very common.
Problems with heart
Patients with lupus may develop inflammation of the pericardium (pericarditis), which can cause sudden severe pain in the center of the left side of the chest, which may spread to the neck, back, shoulders or arms.
Patients with lupus can suffer from inflammation of the bag around the lungs (pleural effusion), which entails constant chest pain
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Mental health problems
Problems such as anxiety and depression can be caused by lupus, medications are used to treat it, or stress
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due to the fact that you're trying to overcome a chronic disease.
In most patients, sometimes there is low-grade fever of the body as a result of the disease. Sometimes it may be the first sign of the disease.
In the acute stage of the disease, many patients lose weight.
There may be periods of hair loss in certain areas or all over the head. However, this effect is not permanent.
During an exacerbation there are inflamed lymph glands glands.
Many patients with lupus manifest Raynaud's phenomenon. It affects the small blood vessels that supply blood to the skin and soft tissues under the skin of the fingers and toes, making them white and / or blue and red. The skin becomes numb, painful and cold to the touch.
Inflammation of blood vessels in the skin (cutaneous vasculitis)
Inflammation and bleeding from the blood vessels can lead to large or small blue spots or small reddish spots on the skin or the nail plate.
Swelling of the hands and feet
Some people suffering from lupus, there are problems with the kidneys, making it difficult removing excess fluid
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excreted. With the accumulation of fluid can swell the hands and feet.
Anemia - a decrease in the amount of substance supply oxygen (hemoglobin), which is located in red blood cells. Many people with ongoing diseases such as lupus may develop anemia because they have enough red blood cells.