How can you tell the difference between MS and lupus?
While there are some similarities, and symptoms can overlap, MS and lupus are very different conditions. In general, a person with MS is more likely to experience neurological symptoms, such as numbness, blurred vision, and difficulty balancing. A person with lupus tends to have symptoms such as rashes and headaches.
Which is worse lupus or MS?
Yet there are differences as well. In general, lupus does more generalized damage to your body than MS, which primarily damages the nervous system.
What happens when lupus attacks the heart?
When blood flow to the heart is completely blocked, it causes a heart attack. Lupus can also cause inflammation in different parts of the heart: Endocarditis is inflammation in the heart walls and valves. It can cause clumps of material to build up on the heart valves, which may break off and form blood clots.
What are the warning signs of systemic lupus erythematosus?
10 Important warning signs of systemic lupus erythematosus. Rash. Hair loss. Oral and/or nose ulcers. Autoimmune joint pain. Chest pain. Kidney problems. Neurologic or psychiatry changes.
Can a person with lupus have a heart attack?
People with lupus have a higher risk of heart disease. In fact, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in people with lupus. So you need to rule out a heart attack. Lupus can cause inflammation in the kidneys (lupus nephritis). There are 6 types.
What causes muscle aches and pains in lupus?
Inflammation is the most common reason for muscle pain and aches. Any time that major inflammation exists (“strep” throat, hepatitis, cancer, lupus, acute heart attack, etc.), signs and symptoms often include fevers, sweats, chills, fatigue, weight loss, and various muscle aches, pains and weakness.
What kind of chest pain does lupus cause?
Chest pain. Lupus can cause pleuritic and pericarditis. Basically, the lining of the lungs (pleuritic) or the lining of the heart (pericarditis) get inflamed. This can cause sharp chest pain and sometimes can cause fluid to accumulate around the lungs or heart.