What can I do to control my lupus and prevent flares?

You and doctor. Stress reduction, a healthy diet, routine exercise, and avoidance of excess sun exposure all help to reduce lupus symptoms and flares. If you smoke, you must stop as it is deadly especially in lupus. Speak to your doctor about which medications to avoid. Also ask if you should be on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) which has very few risks but offers significant protection.

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What can I do to control my lupus symptoms and prevent flares?

Medications. A rheumatologist can treat a lupus patient's symptoms and help prevent future flare-ups, by using a variety of medications to suppress the abnormal activities of the immune system. Lupus is an auto-immune disorder in which one's immune system is abnormal and is reacting with his own organs and tissues. Read more...