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5 Early Signs of Lupus

Hair-Loss lupus

Hair loss is a common symptom of lupus.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes swelling and a variety of other symptoms, some blatant and some more discreet. For those who can’t recognize their immediate symptoms, seeking help becomes a more difficult task. Treating lupus early is one of the best ways to combat the disease. Here are a few common signs you should look out for.

Constant Fatigue

According to the Johns Hopkins Lupus Center, 90% of people with lupus experience some level of fatigue. Feeling tired after a full night’s sleep, having difficulty sleeping, and taking constant naps could be the result of a serious disease.

Hair Loss

Thinning hair is often one of the first signs of lupus, as the result of inflammation of the skin and scalp. The hair can fall out in clumps or become thin over a long period of time. Hair loss can occur in the eyebrows, eyelashes, and other parts of the body as well as the scalp.

Skin Rash

A butterfly-shaped rash that appears over the bridge of your nose and cheeks is a definite indicator of lupus. 50% of people diagnosed with lupus experience the rash, according to the Johns Hopkins Lupus Center. It typically appears after exposure to sunlight.

Swollen Joints

Lupus oftentimes leads to pain, stiffness, and visible swelling in your joints. The symptoms can begin as subtle pain, and progress as the condition becomes more severe.

Dry Mouth/ Eyes

A common symptom of lupus is dry mouth or eyes. Your eyes may feel gritty or just uncomfortable, and eye drops won’t be able to offer relief. This is caused by a malfunction of the glands responsible for tears or saliva.


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