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15 Early Warning Signs of Lupus

10. Pleurisy

Pleurisy refers to chest pain while taking deep breaths. In lupus, your lungs become inflamed and swelling extends to the blood vessels in and around the lungs. The diaphragm may also be affected.

Doctors may inform you that breathing issues from lupus may shrink lung size. Shortness of breath and ongoing chest pain is characteristic of lupus.