Lupus is a systematic autoimmune disease. When the body’s immune system attacks your own organs and tissues lupus occurs. Lupus can cause inflammation. Body systems such as your kidneys, blood cells, skin, joints, brain, heart and lungs can be affected by the inflammation.
Diagnosing lupus can be challenging. A laboratory test, imaging test, and biopsies can be required in the diagnosis process. Many of the signs and symptoms of lupus often mimic other illnesses. In most cases a facial rash will develop that can look like the wings of a bird or butterfly unfolding across both cheeks.
If you suspect you have lupus you should contact Doctor Roya. You can be at an increased risk for other complications if you have lupus. These complications can include…
- Bone tissue death
- Pregnancy complications
The good news is Lupus can be treated using certain medications in most cases. Doctor Roya can discuss the benefits and risk of treatment options as well as develop a long term plan for maintaining the condition.