One of the goals of
controlling mild to moderate lupus symptoms is to prevent flares. You can:
Rest to reduce stress.
sun. Wear sunscreen and protective clothing when you are outside.
Exercise regularly to prevent fatigue and joint stiffness.
Watch your symptoms. If they seem to be getting worse, take steps to control them. For example, if your fatigue, pain, or rash gets worse, it may be a sign of a flare.
With good self-care, most people who have lupus can keep
doing their regular daily activities.
It is important to learn
about lupus so that you can understand how it might affect your life and how
you can best cope with it. Also, help your family and friends understand your
limitations and needs when your symptoms flare. Build a support system of
family, friends, and health professionals.
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
September 09, 2014
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