15 Silent Signs of Lupus You Should Never Ignore

Your hands are freezing, even in the summer

Many women have cold hands and feet, as many men can attest. (“Did you just marry me because you wanted a bed warmer?”) But if your fingers or toes often get extremely cold, turn blue or feel numb it could be Raynaud’s syndrome. This syndrome is an illness that affects circulation in the extremities and can be a sign of lupus, Dr. Lee says.

You feel like you’ve got arthritis but you’re only 30

Painful, swollen joints aren’t supposed to be a problem until you’re elderly, right? Not so fast, Dr. Lee says. Unfortunately many young lupus patients experience arthritis-like symptoms in their joints, especially in their legs, with the pain being the worst in the morning and getting better as the day goes on.  These science-backed home remedies can relieve joint pain.

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