Treatment & Care

Your treatment will be tailored to control symptoms and slow the damage to your organs. Medications can help -- but so can stress reduction and a healthy lifestyle.

Treatment Overview

Your treatment will depend on how severe symptoms are, whether organs are involved, and if your daily life is affected.

Home Treatment

Reducing your daily stress will help you control lupus symptoms.


While medications can't cure lupus, they can control symptoms -- and possibly prevent organ damage.


Surgery is only considered when lupus has seriously damaged the kidneys.

Other Treatment

Relaxation therapies can greatly improve your quality of life.

Lupus and Diet

Good nutrition is important to keeping your body fueled and strong during lupus treatments.