Lupus: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

Taking care of oneself is one of the best ways patients can manage the disease. Lupus is a systemic problem; to improve the function of the immune system, patients need to:
  • Get enough rest, preferably 8-9 hours per night
  • Exercise regularly, but avoid extreme fatigue. Too much is as bad as too little
  • Donot smoke and limit alcohol use
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Reduce stress and use relaxation methods, such as meditation or yoga 

Watch Out

  • Swollen feet and hands
  • Puffiness around your eyes
  • Changes in urination (blood or foam in the urine)

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if you have symptoms like
  • Chest pain or pressure, or a strange feeling in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pain, pressure, or a strange feeling in the back, neck, jaw, or upper belly, or one or both shoulders or arms
  • Sudden numbness, tingling, or weakness in joints
  • Blurred vision

lupus erythematosus, autoimmune disorder, butterfly shaped rash, skin rash, Lupus when to go to hospital, Lupus when to seek medical care, Lupus when to get help,

One thought on “Lupus: Prevention and Complications

Comments are closed.