Are Lupus and Fibromyalgia linked? And also is this a hereiditary factor included?Or a gender factor?  

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Let's first differentiate the difference between Lupus or the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Fibromyalgia. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is an autoimmune disease of the body and it's a chronic and  inflammatory process of the body. Lupus can affect the body specifically in the joints, skin, nervous system,  kidneys, lungs, heart,and other major organs of the body. Lupus usually  possess different symptoms and it's often associated with other types of arthritis. Meanwhile, Fibromyalgia fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)  usually characterized by a chronic condition in the human body that causes pain, tenderness of the muscles, stiffness, and tendons, and joints. Fibromyalgia is also recognized by its characteriistics as it has symptoms manifesting in a form of  , chronic fatigue,depression, anxiety and sleep, awakening feeling tired, or alteration in the bowel movement. Fibromyalgia was also formerly known as fibrositis-pertaining to an inflammatory process. These two health conditions usually linked in a way that some of their symptoms are the same.


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus-research indicates and proves that SLE may have genetic/hereditary involvement/link.

Fibromyalgia usually affects predominantly the women because almost over 80% of those affected are belong with the women between the age ranging from 35 and 55. 

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