When we see this, the first thing that strikes our mind is Selena Gomez. Well many other people suffer it and it's gradually receiving the awareness it deserves. Well Lupus is an inflammatory disease caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues. Lupus (SLE) can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs. It's likely that lupus results from a combination of your genetics and your environment. It appears that people with an inherited predisposition for lupus may develop the disease when they come into contact with something in the environment that can trigger lupus. The cause of lupus in most cases, however, is unknown.Requires a medical diagnosis Symptoms vary but can include fatigue, joint pain, rash and fever. These can periodically get worse (flare up) and then improve. Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured. Treatment consists of immunosuppressants While there's no cure for lupus, current treatments focus on improving quality of life through controlling symptoms and minimising flare-ups. This begins with lifestyle modifications, including sun protection and diet. Further disease management includes medication such as anti-inflammatories and steroids.