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Singer Selena Gomez is fighting lupus, taking personal time for self-care

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Singer Selena Gomez is battling the symptoms of lupus, according to a Dec. 27, 2013 report on HuffPo. The 22-year-old actress singer recently canceled some tour dates in Asia and Australia. While rumors about why Gomez was taking time off abounded, the facts about Selena Gomez were more dire than any fictions people created around the issue.

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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Lupus? What Selena Gomez Faces

According to Fox News Latino, the singer's diagnosis of lupus came a few years back. A recent bout with the disease spurred her to take some time off, leaving some to speculate about visits to rehab, but those reports were false. Instead, she experienced some flare ups of some of the signs and symptoms of lupus, including

facial swelling, extreme fatigue, headaches and joint pain.

WebMD says That Lupus Symptoms Include:

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Rashes on the body, face
  • Joint paint
  • Muscle aches
  • Chest pain
  • Sores in the mouth, throat and nose
  • Confusion
  • Sensitivity to the sun
  • Hair loss, bald patches
  • Circulation issues in the toes and fingers

30STM News: Selena Gomez talks about hosting the Europe Music Awards

Lupus Facts: Is Lupus Curable?

According to the website LupusResearch.org, lupus is a disease of the immune system. The body essentially turns on itself, with the immune system attacking the body's own healthy tissues and cells.

At the moment, there is no cure for lupus.

Other Facts About Selena Gomez and her Health Challenge

Singer Selena Gomez made a statement about the condition recently, saying that she

wanted to take some time to address the disease and look after herself better if she wants to 'live a full and healthy life.'

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Sources: Fox News Latino, WebMD, LupusRearch.org, HuffPo, Mayo Clinic

Here's to wishing Miss Gomez a quick return to good health.

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