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What Should You Eat If You Have Lupus
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
I have Lupus and take "Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate". I have around 8 kilos extra and I don't eat enough protein. Can I replace this supplement?
No: Hydroxychloroquine is considered a DMARD (disease modifying antirheumatic drug) used in lupus and many other autoimmune diseases to help slow disease progression. It is not considered a supplement. Has many benefits and fairly well tolerated. It has not been shown to cause weight gain and some studies have actually shown people who take hydroxychloroquine have developed diabetes less frequently ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have lupus/sjogrens. Eat high fiber diet w/more than enough water. Take Miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2xdaily & probiotics. Despite this, still get "backed up". Other tips?
Rheumatology consult: See your rheumatologist to ensure that your gastrointestinal symptoms are being managed. What may seem like constipation may be involvement of your gastrointestinal system with Systemic Lupus Erethematosus or drug side effects. And, the differential is quite large, including intestinal pseudo obstruction and IBD. Corticosteroids and propellants are used in functional restoration depending on Dx. ...Read more
How much do genes play part in lipid panel?My total cholesterol 170, LDL 84, HDL 80, Triglycerides 63.I eat healthy & exercise daily & also have lupus
Genetics of lipids: Genetics are a powerful determinant of cholesterol metabolism. Some people eat super healthy and still have very high cholesterol requiring medicine to control. Others eat poorly and still have low cholesterol. By the way, treatment of lupus w/ steroid drugs can also contribute to development of heart disease. For personalized advice on this, talk to your doctor or a consultant here on HealthTap. ...Read more
My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic.. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?
Possibly: this is one of the many blood tests used to diagnose lupus..you should consult your rheumatologist to have them run a full battery of tests ...Read more
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