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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 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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Pregnancy and Lupus

Doctors once advised women with lupus not to get pregnant due to the potential risks to mother and baby. But while pregnancy with lupus still carries its own set of risks, most women with lupus can safely become pregnant and have healthy babies. If you have lupus and are thinking about getting pregnant, here's what you need to know about the possible risks and complications. Here's also what you and your doctor can do to help ensure the best outcome for you and your baby.

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Reviewed by Kimball Johnson, MD on March 30, 2013
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