What Are the Risk Factors of Lupus?
Gender and age increase your lupus risk. The disease is a lot more common in women with a family history of the autoimmune disease, which tends to develop between the ages of 15 and 45.
Ethnicity may also increase the risk of lupus. In the US, it appears to affect people of color (African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and Asian and Native Americans, etc.) more often than Caucasians. Vitamin D deficiency and cigarette smoking are other lupus risk factors.