Signs and Symptoms of Lupus

Lupus symptoms depend on what body organs are affected and how seriously they are affected.

People with lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE), may be extremely tired, have skin rashes, or have joint pain. If the disease is more complex the kidneys, heart, lungs, blood, or nervous system can be effected.

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Signs and Symptoms of Lupus include:

Fatigue . . . nearly all people with lupus have mild to extreme fatigue. Even mild cases of lupus cause an inability to engage in daily activities and exercise. Increased fatigue is  often a sign that a symptom flare is about to occur.

 Joint and Muscle Pain . . . most people with lupus have joint pain (arthritis) at some time. About 70% of people with lupus report that joint and muscle pain was their first sign of the disease. Joints may be red and warm, and may swell. Morning stiffness may also be felt. Lupus arthritis often occurs on both sides of the body at the same time, particularly in the wrists, small joints of the hands, elbows, knees, and ankles.

Skin Conditions . . . most people with lupus develop skin rashes. These rashes are often an important clue to the diagnosis. In addition to the butterfly rash over the cheeks and bridge of the nose, other common skin symptoms include skin sores or flaky red spots on the arms, hands, face, neck, or back; mouth or lip sores; and a scaly, red or purple raised rash on the face, neck, scalp, ears, arms, and chest.


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Maállo Skin Cream supports the structure & function of each skin layer and is formulated to decrease inflammatory stimulus and resulting skin damage. As a post therapeutic (after the skin condition is stabilized) Maállo supports skin health to reduce the incident and intensity of lupus dermatologic flair-ups. To learn more about Maállo Skin Cream click here.

While there is no cure for lupus, early diagnosis and treatment can help in managing the symptoms and lessening the chance of permanent damage to organs or tissues. Because lupus is different for every person, treatments and medications are prescribed based on individual needs.