ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Early Lupus Symptoms - What you Need to Look for

Updated on June 9, 2010

Common Symptoms

Early lupus symptoms are very tricky to diagnose because no lone method for determining if lupus exists. When the immune system kills otherwise healthy cells, when it is supposed to combat illnesses and foreign objects, it is called an autoimmune disease. The cause of lupus is unidentified though genes probably play a substantial part. Components that are known to trigger lupus for the first time and in later flair ups are sun exposure and viruses like mono.

Joint pain, skin rashes and fatigue are the most usual early lupus symptoms felt. Fatigue is commonly the initial wake-up call of lupus and also regularly shows up just before a flair up. Fatigue can either be slight, permitting you to get through a complete day, or it can be so brutal that you must cease all activities. Aching joints is another very normal early lupus symptom. The traditional lupus rash, known as the butterfly rash or the malar rash, appears relatively early in lupus. The rash goes over the bridge of the nose and extends into the cheeks.

Types of Lupus and Diagnosing

Other lupus symptoms involve psychological troubles such as memory loss and depression, bruising easily, weight gain or loss, hair loss, shortness of breath and more sores. There are 4 kinds of lupus. By far the most prevalent is systemic lupus erythematosus, which is generally referred to as lupus. The other types are discoid lupus which affects only the skin, drug induced lupus and lupus that strikes newborns.

Commonly, your early lupus symptoms are monitored for a couple months before you are diagnosed with lupus, which is why it is important to see a doctor early so that your very first symptoms can be monitored and documented. A doctor will usually run tests to eliminate the possibility that you have other disorders such as multiple sclerosis, hypothyroidism or arthritis. If you believe you have lupus, write down your symptoms on paper, noting the severity, when it happened and how long it lasted.

Who gest Lupus and Complications

Lupus is most commonly diagnosed in women between the ages of 15 to 40. Individuals of African, Asian or Hispanic decent are more likely to suffer from lupus. Other variables that can set off lupus are excessive sunshine, certain medicines that influence the blood, or an Epstein-Barr virus infection.

Lupus can upset many different parts of the body. Lupus can initiate inflammation in the kidneys that inhibits them from eliminating pollutants from the body. It takes a long time before symptoms of your kidneys being damaged start to manifest which is why it is so critical to have scheduled doctor evaluations.

Living with Lupus

The diagnosis of lupus can be a discouraging experience. While the disorder can be handled and there is a lot you can do to lessen side effects, it is an on-going condition that you must live with for the remainder of your life. Lupus is often diagnosed with long term monitoring, so play an active role by documenting all changes your body goes through for your medical doctor to evaluate.

You can discover even more concerning early lupus symptoms and additional widespread chronic health concerns.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Judith degroy 

      6 years ago

      Heheheheehhehuehehehehehehehehheheheheheheheheheheh I found a cure contact me at


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)