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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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    Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on March 22, 2015
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