Lupus Effects on Heart and Lungs:

Lupus raises your chances of heart disease and stroke. This is probably due to the long-term inflammation that comes with this disease. Some lupus medicines, such as steroids, may also increase the risk.Lupus causes inflammation of the heart or the sac that surrounds it. This can cause sharp pain in the chest.this disease also may inflame the outside lining of your lungs.

What you can do:

  1. you should Avoid smoking.
  2. Get regular exercise for making your heart and lungs stronger.
  3. Eat healthy To keep your weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol under control

 

 

 

Skin

You may become sensitive to the ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight, which can cause many skin changes. A common skin problem you might develop is a butterfly-shaped rash on your nose and cheeks. Red, scaly bumps or patches can develop on your body.

What you can do:

  1. Protect your skin from the sun. Use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 50 or higher, and avoid the sun in the middle of the day. Wear wide-brimmed hats and protective clothing in the sun.
  2. Be gentle on your hair. Use a baby shampoo and conditioner. Avoid harsh chemicals on your hair.
  3. Wear mittens and thick socks when it’s cold. If you have lupus, Raynaud’s is usually related to being in the cold. So do what you can to keep your hands warm.

Kidneys

Lupus can inflame the kidneys, causing permanent damage. This can lead to swelling in the legs and high blood pressure. Your doctor will look for protein or blood cells in your urine, which are signs of kidney damage. Sometimes, lupus can lead to kidney failure and require dialysis.

What you can do:

  1. Tell your doctor if you have symptoms of kidney problems, such as swelling in your ankle or lower leg, foamy urine, or blood in your urine.
  2. Keep up with checkups with your lupus doctor, or rheumatologist, who will do blood tests to make sure your kidneys are working well.

Brain and Central Nervous System

Lupus can affect your brain and the nerves in your spinal cord in several ways. If it does, you may have:Clouded thinking, confusion, or memory loss
Headaches
Depression and anxiety
Seizures
Rarely, strokes

What you can do:

  1. Try yoga to reduce stress
  2. Use reminders such as your cell phone voice recorder and labels to remember.

Joints and Muscles

Joint pain, swelling, and stiffness are common problems with this disease, especially in hands, wrists, and feet. The swelling doesn’t damage your joints, but it can be painful. Lupus can also affect your muscles and cause weakness.

What you can do:

  1. Take anti-inflammatory drugs
  2. Try a warm shower or bath
  3. Avoid high-intensity exercises.source


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