Antiphospholipid: Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS), also known as Hughes syndrome.
Abnormal blood clotting: The condition causes abnormal blood clots to form in veins.
Autoimmune disorders: Autoimmune disorders occur when your body’s immune system.
Abnormal antibodies: Normally, antibodies protect your body from viruses or bacteria.
Increased risk of blood clots: These target proteins attached to fat molecules.
Causes: It’s not clear what causes the immune system to produce abnormal antibodies.
Who’s affected?: APS can strike people of all ages, including children and babies.
Association with lupus: According to the APS Foundation of America (APSFA).
Signs and symptoms of APS: High levels of APS antibodies in the blood increase the risk.
Nausea: Waves of nausea and repeated headaches or migraines.
Mobility issues: Dizziness, lack of coordination, and problems.
Vision problems: People with APS may also experience double vision.
Speech problems: APS can cause problems with speech. Less commonly, it can induce bouts.
Swelling in arms or legs: Those with APS may suffer from pain, redness, warmth, and swelling.
Fatigue: Extreme exhaustion coupled with upper body discomfort in the arms.