Health Tip: Help Avoid a Lupus Flare

Take steps to limit stress

(HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health suggests how to help control lupus:

  • Learn to recognize when a flare-up is imminent.
  • Get plenty of rest and try not to push yourself too hard.
  • Try to control stress.
  • Limit exposure to sunlight and halogen or fluorescent lights.
  • Be careful to avoid injury or infection.
  • Don't stop taking lupus medications unless your doctor says so.
  • Exercise moderately, but get your doctor's approval first.
  • Talk to your doctor about any other medications you are taking to see if any could trigger a lupus flare-up.
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