Healthy Living

Common Conditions Related to Lupus

Heart and lungs

Lupus can inflame your heart and lungs, too, especially the lining tissues causing breathlessness and sharp pain in the chest. Oddly enough, large quantities of fluids may build up in those linings causing shortness of breath. When the blood vessels narrow, the patient risks suffering a heart attack and getting stroke. So, it is important to treat both high cholesterol and pressure as fast as possible.