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Is canned fruit good if I have lupus?

Is canned fruit good if I have lupus?

No: There is no benefit in canned fruit but there are also not problems with it either in lupus. Read more

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What is a good diet for lupus patients?

SLE + diet: Lots of fresh fruits and veggies, excellent grains, lean meats with high protein, fish, etc...Simply put a good diet will always provide the body with the best building blocks to help. Read more

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What are some good exercises for lupus patients?

Indoor: Lupus you need to usually avoid sun. Listen to your body and work with your doctor what is safe. I usually tell people to do a little more today than you did yesterday, for 15 minutes. Do this *every day* unless injured (then stretch), and slowly build strength, which improves immune function. Indoor swimming would be ideal in most instances. Read more

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Is plaqunil good for lupus? What are the benefits

Excellent drug: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is extremely important in controlling the common symptoms of lupus but also helps to reduce the risk of more serious complications occurring in the future. Most rheumatologists consider Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) to be an essential therapy for lupus even if other meds become necessary. Read more

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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?

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 more

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Are there any more risks with having lupus and sjogrens together vs just having one or other? Possible with good diet & exercise to be very healthy?

Are there any more risks with having lupus and sjogrens together vs just having one or other? Possible with good diet & exercise to be very healthy?

One may mean more: "Rheumatic" disorders can overlap and co-exist in same patient! The risks are SEPARATE and "additive" (no"multiplication" of risks) A healthy life ALWAYS helps your general medical situation and may help LIMIT your RISKS!
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Any way for a good life with this lupus disease?

Yes: Coping with a chronic disease is always important. There may be limitations but the majority of my patients lead a great life. The treatment needs to be tailored to the involvement and needs of the person with lupus. The person with lupus needs to take charge. People with lupus are normal people who happen to have lupus. This should be the guideline but personal responsibility is tops. Read more

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I have lupus which has just been diagnosed. How do I know if I have a good rumatoligst?

I have lupus which has just been diagnosed. How do I know if I have a good rumatoligst?

Your gut feeling: It is hard to define " Good Rheumatologist". It is your gut feeling when you talk to the doctor, You should feel comfortable about talking about your problems. You should feel that doctor is genuinely listening to you and discussing your issues. Read more

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What is a good pain medicine for lupus patients?

What is a good pain medicine for lupus patients?

Depends: It depends on what medications you are on for your lupus. Acetaminophen is good for any, but non-steroidal inflammatory drugs have to be used with caution and G.I. protection with a proton pump inhibitor if on steroids. Opiods safer on major medications for lupus such as biologics and chemotheirapy drugs. Read more

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Just diagnosed with lupus. Seeing rheumatologist soon. What are some good questions to ask? Does this mean I might end up in a wheelchair?

Many: As lupus is a multisystem disease many organs can be affected and your questions should be geared to this. Overall your concerns should go to short term and longer term prognosis based on current findings and what your treatment options are. You always want to use the least amount of medication that is effective. Read more

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Any more risks with having lupus/sjogrens overlap syndrome than having lupus alone? Is it possible with good diet & exercise to be very healthy?

Any more risks with having lupus/sjogrens overlap syndrome than having lupus alone? Is it possible with good diet & exercise to be very healthy?

Yes: Diet, exercise, a good nights sleep are very important with this disease. It is also important to be monitored for kidney disease, to treat the dryness symptoms, and to take meds (plaquenil) to protect your future. Good luck to you. Read more

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Is wheatgrass juice good for lupus?

No: There is no scientific evidence that it has any value for the conditions it is supposed to treat. Read more

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Help docs, is honey good for lupus patient?

Yes and no: No it doesn't directly affect lupus. Yes it's a healthier sweetener than refined sugar. Read more

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I have lupus and raynauds are there any good home remedies?

I have lupus and raynauds are there any good home remedies?

Several: Get adequate rest, use sunscreen and protection from the sun, get regular exercise, don't smoke and eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Read more

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Herbal life good for weight management, I have lupus, fibro.

Herbal life good for weight management, I have lupus, fibro.

Herbalife: I'm not sure whether you're testifying that "herbal life" is good, or asking about it? Herbalife is a multilevel marketing company that sells many different kinds of products, including some for "weight management." it is not a program that provides personal accountability like weight watchers or tops. This part is needed for success in any program, because it engages you towards your goals. Read more