According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, lupus is potentially fatal although it's usually limited to affecting a person's quality of life. Lupus is an auto-immune disorder characterized by its preference to attack the body's... More »

Cataracts require surgery once they interfere with a person's quality of life to a sufficient degree, explains Mayo Clinic. This is an individual decision based on subjective preference, as the passage of time does not u... More »

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While symptoms of lupus in men vary from person to person, common signs include headaches, memory impairment, light sensitivity and chronic leg swelling, according to Molly's Fund. Additional symptoms include a character... More »

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A doctor performs a physical examination, a review of the patient’s symptoms and multiple tests, such as blood, urinalysis and imaging studies, to diagnose lupus, according to Mayo Clinic. Lupus diagnoses are difficult, ... More »

According to Mayo Clinic, the exact cause of lupus is unknown in most cases, but the disease likely develops due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Lupus causes the immune system to attack the body's ... More »

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According to Mayo Clinic, no single test diagnoses lupus. A diagnosis of lupus is made through a series of laboratory tests, a physical examination, imaging studies and the signs and symptoms displayed by a patient. Some... More »

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According to the Lupus Foundation of America, lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack and destroy otherwise healthy tissues. The result is a combination of inflammation, pain and dam... More »

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