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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 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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Lupus Diet and Nutrition

There are no foods that cause lupus or that can cure it. Still, good nutrition is an important part of an overall treatment plan for the disease. In general, people with lupus should aim for a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It should also include moderate amounts of meats, poultry, and oily fish. If you have lupus, following a varied, healthy diet may help: Reduce inflammation and other symptoms Maintain strong bones and muscles Combat...

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Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on March 22, 2014
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