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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases