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Foods To Avoid With Lupus
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
What is the proper diet for lupus patients? What foods are good to eat if you have lupus? Are there any foods that should be avoided?
EAT HEALTHY!: Low starch, little sugar, high fiber, plenty of water, good proteins in adequate amounts. And eat your colored veggies and greens. Good nutritional support might also include 3-omega fatty acids found in fish and flax seed oil. Take a complete vitamin. Avoid saturated fats. Emphasize monosaturated fats! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are foods that one should avoid if one has an autoimmune disease such as arthritis, lupus or fibromyalgia?
As a lupus patient I have avoided foods like garlic and mushrooms (foods that improve immune system). Is it advisable? On 1g mmf bd, 400mg plaquenil
Drug induced lupus: There is a fairly lengthy list of drugs that can induce a lupus-like syndrome, which can exacerbate lupus in a patient. The list includes anesthetics, antibiotics, anti-seizure drugs and others. So long as you always make sure that you doctors and dentists know that you have lupus, they will make sure that you don't get these meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lupus and am sun sensitive so I try to avoid the sun since it makes me sick. I have recently noticed it gives me terrible heaches that nothing touches. Why?
Absolutely not.: Lupus is an autoimmune disease and not contageous. If anything you might be weakened from the disease at times and should not have others around you so you don't catch anythimg from them as your resistance to infection might be lower due to the strain from lupus. Get your therapy, plenty of rest and see whoever you want. ...Read more
Have lupus. The sun makes me flare. Is it a sign of too much accumulation of sun if I end up tan in the summer? I wear sunblock & hat,avoid peak hrs.
I have sle lupus what medicine is best for me because I take plenty and what kind of food can I eat?
Varied meds: There are many different meds used for lupus depending on what features of the disease you have. They may range from anti inflammatory medication to steroids and many other drugs. You really need to be followed by a rheumatologist to determine the extent of your disease and which drugs are appropriate ...Read more
I have lupus. My md tells me to avoid stress.My boss often takes his stress out on me , embarrasses me & later apologizes. He know about lupus. Help?
Lupus & Stress: Dealing with a difficult boss can be stressful for anyone, but the result depends on how your body processes "stress." you can strengthen your resilience to stress through exercise, meditation, and psychotherapy. If there is a human resources dept. At work, you can ask them for help w/situation. You can consider & seek out other work opportunities if other attempts to change things do not help. ...Read more
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