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    What Are the Symptoms of Lupus?

    Lupus improves at times, and worsens at others. Symptoms of lupus may include:

     

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    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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    Call Your Doctor About Lupus If:

    • You have any of the symptoms listed above or suspect you have lupus.
    • You have a family history of lupus and have experienced some of the symptoms above. Be even more alert for these symptoms if a close family member -- your mother, father, or sibling -- has lupus.

    Lupus can be deadly. If you think you may have lupus, see a doctor right away. Treatment is much more successful if begun early and followed faithfully.

    WebMD Medical Reference

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