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On her recent TikTok Live stream, Selena Gomez opened up about how her autoimmune condition is causing her to gain weight due to the water retention from her medications.
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She explained that this has been difficult for her mental health, but she is staying focused on her overall health and wellbeing. let’s get to know what is lupus and its effect on one’s physical personality.
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Lupus impacts the body's immune system by causing inflammation and damage to various organs and tissues. Symptoms of lupus include fatigue, fever, joint pain, skin rash, and swelling.
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The disease is treated by immunosuppression with drugs like mycophenolate, azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, rituximab etc. Treatment usually involves medications to reduce inflammation, suppress the immune system, and manage pain.
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Apart from Selena Gomez, other celebrities who have been diagnosed with lupus include Lady Gaga, Charles Kuralt, Nick Cannon, Toni Braxton, Paula Abdul, Ray Walston, and Seal.
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