Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs. Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms often mimic those of other ailments. The most distinctive sign of lupus — a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks — occurs in many but not all cases of lupus.
Depression and Cardiovascular Disease Linked in Patients with Lupus
Do you have lupus? According to studies, you may have a higher risk of depression and cardiovascular disease For patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), depression further increases their already elevated risk for cardiovascular...