Have lu­pus re­searchers dis­cov­ered any more in­for­ma­tion about the causes of the ex­treme lu­pus fa­tigue so many of us ex­pe­ri­ence?

Wellness Update - - Fatigue And Lupus -

A ma­jor­ity of pa­tients with lu­pus iden­tify fa­tigue as one of their pri­mary symp­toms, yet the causes of fa­tigue vary from per­son to per­son. Al­though re­search is still on­go­ing, sev­eral im­por­tant fac­tors have been found to be as­so­ci­ated with fa­tigue such as poor sleep qual­ity, de­pres­sion, anx­i­ety, ane­mia, vi­ta­min D de­fi­ciency, and re­duced phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity with de­con­di­tion­ing. Con­di­tions that some­times co-ex­ist with lu­pus such as obe­sity, di­a­betes, thy­roid dis­ease and fi­bromyal­gia can also be as­so­ci­ated with fa­tigue. Lu­pus it­self can also be as­so­ci­ated with fa­tigue, but so can the med­i­ca­tions used to treat lu­pus, cre­at­ing a chal­leng­ing bal­ance for many pa­tients.

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