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What are some outward signs can have from lupus or its treatments?

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Lupus is an immune disorder that can affect you physically, emotionally, and mentally. It can give you rashes on your face, sores in your nose or mouth, and make your hair fall out. Treatments like corticosteroids can lead to weight gain. The changes in your appearance can affect your self esteem.

From: Lupus and Mental Health Concerns WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Hospital for Special Surgery: “The Effects of Lupus and Lupus Medications on Mood” and “Lupus and Depression.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Lupus: A Patient Care Guide for Nurses and Other Health Professionals 3rd Edition: Chapter 4: Care of the Lupus Patient.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Handout on Health: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.” 

Office of Health and Human Services: “The Ups and Downs: Coping with Lupus.”

Muscal E.  Neurol Clin, Feb. 1, 2010.

Reviewed by David Zelman on August 09, 2017

SOURCES:

Hospital for Special Surgery: “The Effects of Lupus and Lupus Medications on Mood” and “Lupus and Depression.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Lupus: A Patient Care Guide for Nurses and Other Health Professionals 3rd Edition: Chapter 4: Care of the Lupus Patient.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Handout on Health: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.” 

Office of Health and Human Services: “The Ups and Downs: Coping with Lupus.”

Muscal E.  Neurol Clin, Feb. 1, 2010.

Reviewed by David Zelman on August 09, 2017

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