What is lupus, causing weight gain to Selena Gomez?

Image Credit : abcnews

On her recent TikTok Live stream, Selena Gomez opened up about how her autoimmune condition is causing her to gain weight due to the water retention from her medications.

Image Credit : pagesix

She explained that this has been difficult for her mental health, but she is staying focused on her overall health and wellbeing.  let’s get to know what is lupus and its effect on one’s physical personality.

Image Credit : NorDot

Lupus impacts the body's immune system by causing inflammation and damage to various organs and tissues. Symptoms of lupus include fatigue, fever, joint pain, skin rash, and swelling.

What is lupus?

Image Credit : Mediacal News

The disease is treated by immunosuppression with drugs like mycophenolate, azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, rituximab etc. Treatment usually involves medications to reduce inflammation, suppress the immune system, and manage pain.

How is lupus treated?

Image Credit : eaarthritiscenter

 Apart from Selena Gomez, other celebrities who have been diagnosed with lupus include Lady Gaga, Charles Kuralt, Nick Cannon, Toni Braxton, Paula Abdul, Ray Walston, and Seal.

Celebs diagnosed with lupus

Image Credit : medpagetoday

Selena Gomez Addresses Recent Weight Gain on TikTok Live