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Understanding Lupus -- Prevention

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    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

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    How Lupus Affects Your Body

    Lupus can affect just about any part of your body, but medicine can help prevent and ease problems. There are also steps you can take on your own to avoid the effects of lupus on your heart, skin, kidneys, eyes, and other areas.

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