Health Tip: Managing Lupus Symptoms

By on December 3, 2009

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can cause symptoms including pain and stiffness in the joints, body aches, fever, a rash on the skin and impaired cognitive function.

The National Women’s Health Information Center offers these suggestions to help control lupus symptoms:

  • See your doctor regularly.
  • Establish priorities and goals to better balance your life.
  • Minimize your exposure to sunlight and light from halogen and fluorescent bulbs.
  • Learn how to reduce and manage stress.
  • Eat a healthy diet, get plenty of sleep and exercise when your doctor approves.
  • Create or join a network of support people.

Source: HealthDay

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