Symptoms of Lupus, known as flares, can range from mild, moderate or severe. Mild cases, such as a skin rash, can be easily treated while others, such as major organ damage, can be life threatening. The number of symptoms at any given time can also vary and no two patients are completely alike.
The following are the most common mild symptoms: Molar Rash, which resembles the shape of a butterfly on cheeks or nose. Dry eyes, Fever, Chronic Fatigue, elevated anxiety,
The more severe symptoms are Difficulty taking a deep breath (Chest Pain may also be present), Clinical Depression, Loss of Memory, Severe Joint Pain, and permanent lesions of the skin (which worsen with sun exposure) and major organ damage.
When treating lupus, the goal is to alleviate as many symptoms as possible, to provide each patient with the opportunity to live a normal life. In years past, this proved to be a very difficult task. Today, there are lots of medical remedies available that have proven to treat the flares associated with lupus.