9 Tips to Help Self-Manage Your Lupus

Taking good care of yourself is essential if you have lupus, it will help you avoid flares and when they do occur, help you better manage them. If you learn to read your body’s warning signals, it’ll be easier to control your symptoms.

We’ve put together a list of nine tips that can help you self-manage your lupus, based on information from arthritis research UK:

 

Smoking

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Smoking is bad for everyone, but it’s particularly bad if you have an autoimmune disease. Smoking thickens the blood and causes arteries to narrow; leads to long-term lung damage; creates respiratory and coughing problems; and increases blood pressure. If you’re struggling to quit smoking, seek professional help.

Read our seven tips for newly diagnosed lupus patients here.

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