Understanding Lupus -- Prevention

No one knows what causes lupus, so there is no known way to prevent it. But if you have lupus, you can help manage flare-ups by:

  • Avoiding known triggers such as sunlight, stress, and lack of sleep
  • Paying careful attention to your diet and getting adequate exercise
  • Keeping a record of your symptoms -- when they occur, what triggers them, and how long they last -- and adjusting your routine accordingly

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on March 22, 2015

Sources

SOURCES:

Lupus Foundation of America.

The Mayo Clinic.

National Library of Medicine.

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