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Nigeran actress Kemi Afolabi has revealed that she’s battling with a deadly incurable disease named Lupus, and she only has five years to live, according to the doctor.
Here are the Symptoms and causes, Lupus
Lupus is a disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs (autoimmune disease). Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
The signs and symptoms of lupus that you experience will depend on which body systems are affected by the disease. The most common signs and symptoms include:
– Fatigue, Fever , Joint pain, stiffness and swelling , Butterfly-shaped rash on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose or rashes elsewhere on the body.
– Skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure, Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods, Shortness of breath, Chest pain, Dry eyes, Headaches, confusion and memory loss
What Causes Lupus?
It appears that people with an inherited predisposition for lupus may develop the disease when they come into contact with something in the environment that can trigger lupus. The cause of lupus in most cases, however, is unknown. Some potential triggers include:
Sunlight. Exposure to the sun may bring on lupus skin lesions or trigger an internal response in susceptible people.
Infections. Having an infection can initiate lupus or cause a relapse in some people.
Medications. Lupus can be triggered by certain types of blood pressure medications, anti-seizure medications and antibiotics. People who have drug-induced lupus usually get better when they stop taking the medication. Rarely, symptoms may persist even after the drug is stopped.
Factors that may increase your risk of lupus include:
Gender: Lupus is more common in women.
Age: Although lupus affects people of all ages, it’s most often diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 45.
Race: Lupus is more common in African Americans, Hispanics and Asian Americans.