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I have lupus (nephritis-kidney), is it harmful to eat beets?

I have lupus (nephritis-kidney), is it harmful to eat beets?

Possibly: Lupus nephritis can lead to chronic kidney disease (an elevated creatinine on your bloodtest). If you have ckd, then beets are bad for you. Beets have a high amount of potassium so people with ckd can not eliminate that excess potassium. High potassium in the body can lead to cardiac issues. Therefore avoid beets if your lupus nephritis caused chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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Hello, I have lupus and a weekly positive lupus anticaogulant with 1.33 . Does it mean harmful to health?

You have a clotting : it means you have a clotting risk .You need to discuss with your rheumatologist how to prevent the clotting ...Read more

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I have lupus. I have recently tested with lupus anticaogulant and it came with a weekly positive result. Does it mean anything serious or harmful to me?

Potentially yes: Lupus in itself is a serious disease and warrants being under the care of a doctor. So called "lupus anticoagulant" puts you at risk of developing blood clots. Despite its name, it increases the risk of venous and arterial blood clots. ...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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I have lupus (nephritis-kidney), is there any harm in eating beets?

I have lupus (nephritis-kidney), is there any harm in eating beets?

Depends: Lupus nephritis can lead to chronic kidney disease (an elevated creatinine on your bloodtest). If you have ckd, then beets are bad for you. Beets have a high amount of potassium so people with ckd can not eliminate that excess potassium. High potassium in the body can lead to cardiac issues. Therefore avoid beets if your lupus nephritis caused chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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I have sle lupus what medicine is best for me because I take plenty and what kind of food can I eat?

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

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I have lupus. On Plaquenil.Eat very health & exercise daily.My current labs & cholesterol look great & normal. Is it possible I no longer have lupus?

I have lupus. On Plaquenil.Eat very health & exercise daily.My current labs & cholesterol look great & normal. Is it possible I no longer have lupus?

Unlikely: It's quite unlikely that you are now lupus free. I am not aware of any cases where patients have been able to resolve their lupus unless it started due to medications. You could have your lupus bloodwork repeated however I am not sure if that would be accurate. ...Read more

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I eat, hydrate, & rest properly &am a runner who has lupus.Is it 'normal' for exhaustion/require 4 hr nap after every 60min jog (2-3x/week)? Or lupus?

I eat, hydrate, & rest properly &am a runner who has lupus.Is it 'normal' for exhaustion/require 4 hr nap after every 60min jog (2-3x/week)? Or lupus?

LUPUS: Lupus can be discoid or systemic. It is a serious disease that requires treatment and frequent follow up by your md. The worse one is when it affects your kidneys. Pls. See your md if you have sx. Thanks. ...Read more

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My 15 year old bro. Has lupus his face is red he is lazy .Doesn't want to eat.Lost weight . High temp., becomes weak.What is the best medicine please :?

My 15 year old bro. Has lupus his face is red he is lazy .Doesn't want to eat.Lost weight . High temp., becomes weak.What is the best medicine please :?

Needs immediate care: If he is having fevers and losing weight this is extremely serious. He needs to be under close supervision of a rheumatologist. If he is already seeing one, have him call that doctor immediately and explain his issues. If he does not, go to the er. Fevers may be secondary to lupus but they may also be related to a serious infection especially if your brother is on a cortisone med. Do not delay. ...Read more