3 Causes of Lupus
Lupus seems to be caused by both genetics and your environment.
Some of the common environmental factors that can trigger the onset of lupus to those who are at risk are:
- Exposure to sunlight
- Medications including certain types of antibiotics, blood pressure meds and anti-seizure meds (if lupus is triggered by taking drugs, often the patient will get better once they stop taking the medication)
Risk Factors For Lupus
The following risk factors could increase your likelihood of getting lupus…
- Gender – lupus is more common in women than men
- Age – while lupus can occur at any age, it’s more common in those between 15 and 45 years old
- Race – again, it can affect those of any race however lupus is more common in African-Americans, Asian-Americans and Hispanics
If you are experiencing any of the early signs of lupus above, it’s best to consult with a medical professional to get a proper medical diagnosis and treatment if appropriate.