Is there any thing i can do at home to prevent lupus flares?

Lupus is a disease of the immune system and is also known as an autoimmune disease. In this type of diseases, your body will damage its own healthy cells and tissues leading to severe inflammation. Lupus can affect many parts of the body, like the, skin, joints brain , kidneys, heart, lungs, and , blood vessels. There are many different symptoms of Lupus but some of the most common ones are fatigue, arthritis, skin rashes, and kidney problems. Currently however, there is no cure for Lupus but it can be treated with appropriate prescribed medication and alternative medicine. This enables most and people suffering from the disease to lead healthy lives.

The first step to avoid lupus flares is to identify its symptoms and contact a doctor immediately if you recognize that a flare is developing. Some of the common symptoms are swollen joints, rash, high fever, loss of hair, extreme fatigue, or headaches. You may also develop purple fingers or toes from cold and stress. To avoid a Lupus flare, you also must maintain your physical health by eating a healthy diet and getting regular checkups done. Minimize your exposure to sun and other sources of ultraviolet light. You should also reduce stress levels and follow a regular exercise routine. People suffering from Lupus are more vulnerable to infections, yearly influenza vaccinations are recommended.

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