Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus, is an autoimmune condition which has a far higher rate of affecting women, than men. As a woman, your chances of contracting lupus is five times higher than men. Yet when men do develop lupus, the symptoms are far more severe. Black women are in a higher risk category than other races and lupus is also hereditary. If a family member has had lupus, your chances are up to ten times higher. This affliction typically flares up and then dissipates several times, with symptoms varying from mild to severe. It is a difficult diseases to diagnose, partly due amount of symptoms of lupus that can arise. Here are 12 early warning symptoms of lupus to help you protect your health and well-being.
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