Can lupus cause elevated alkaline phosphatase?

Hepatic involvement due to underlying lupus disease was considered as lupus hepatopathy after ruling out all other medical problems that could result in the elevated level of aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT), with normal level of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and ultrasound assessment.

Can lupus flare up cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea can be a presenting symptom of acute flare or associated pathologic conditions including lupus enteritis, protein losing enteropathy, celiac disease, malabsorption syndromes, and IBD.

Does lupus cause constipation?

Lupus, and some medications used to manage symptoms, can cause side effects in the digestive system. Inflammation in your esophagus caused by lupus can trigger heartburn. Problems with the digestive system, like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation are often symptoms from medications used to treat lupus.

Can you have ulcerative colitis and lupus?

Conclusion: The association between ulcerative colitis and systemic lupus erythematosus is rare. Although a chance occurrence cannot be excluded it is possible that both conditions share some genetic or immunological defects.

How do I know if lupus is affecting my liver?

Jaundice (yellow skin or eyes) Nausea and vomiting. Abdominal pain. Dark urine (pee)

Does lupus affect your teeth?

Impact of the Disease Lupus does not directly affect the teeth, but the problems with lupus often occur in combination with teeth problems. Lupus can cause mouth ulcers. The ulcers occur on the lips, cheeks and the roof of the mouth.

How do you feel with lupus?

Lupus symptoms

  • Muscle and joint pain. You may experience pain and stiffness, with or without swelling.
  • Fever. A fever higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit affects many people with lupus.
  • Rashes.
  • Chest pain.
  • Hair loss.
  • Sun or light sensitivity.
  • Kidney problems.
  • Mouth sores.

How does lupus make you feel?

When lupus begins, it can look a lot like rheumatoid arthritis, which causes joint pain and swelling, or fibromyalgia, which causes fatigue and pain. One aspect that sets lupus apart is the combination of skin rashes with joint pain and fatigue.

What is the life expectancy of someone with lupus?

The prognosis of lupus is better today than ever before. With close follow-up and treatment, 80-90% of people with lupus can expect to live a normal life span.