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Treating and Managing Lupus

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What Can Trigger Flare-Ups of Lupus? 

Known triggers of lupus can include ultraviolent rays from the sun and fluorescent light bulbs; infections, colds, or viral illnesses; exhaustion or emotional stress; and anything that causes physical stress to the body, such as surgery, injury, pregnancy and childbirth.

There is no known cure for lupus; however, there are ways for patients living with lupus to treat and manage symptoms. Learn about the different ways below:

  1. Get regularly physical activity to help ease the pain.
  2. Eat a variety of nutritious foods including fresh fruits and vegetables.
  3. Avoid smoking.
  4. Know your family history.
  5. Take medications as directed – even if you don’t feel sick.
  6. Limit exposure to sun – wear sunscreen.
  7. Get plenty of sleep.