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What Is Lupus?

What Is Lupus? Lupus is a painful skin and joint pain conditionHow Can Thermomedic Therapy Garments Help Ease Lupus Pain?
ThermomedicTM Therapy Garments are a comfortable, non-pharmaceutical and affordable
range of functional clothing designed to protect, soothe and protect inflamed skin and sore joints and muscles.

What Is Lupus?
Lupus is a chronic condition that results from a malfunctioning immune system. It most commonly appears in women of childbearing age. A chronic skin condition, lupus is characterized by reddened scaly patches which develop in sun-exposed areas of the body such as your face and hands. Occasionally, lesions may develop across other areas of your body, including your neck and upper back. There is no cure, but lupus and its symptoms may be controlled with alternative medicines and natural therapies.

What Are the Symptoms of Lupus?
Symptoms may include:
  • Skin rashes and round lesions
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Hair loss
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Mouth and nose ulcers
  • Chest pain
  • Anaemia
  • Poor kidney function
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • Seizures
  • Fever
  • Blotching of the skin on the legs
What Are the Causes of Lupus?
At the moment the cause of lupus is unknown. It may be that genes could play a role, in conjunction with triggers including, illness, injury or a period of stress.

Complications of Lupus

Systemic lupus erythematosus can be mild or sometimes life-threatening. Staying out of the sun is perhaps the most important thing you can do to manage lupus.

Discoid lupus erythematosus is a chronic skin condition characterised by reddened and round scaly patches which tend to develop on skin which is exposed to the sun.



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