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    Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) - Topic Overview

    One of the goals of controlling mild to moderate lupus symptoms is to prevent flares. You can:

    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.

    Learning about lupus:

    Being diagnosed:

    Getting treatment:

    Living with lupus:

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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