Living With Lupus:

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that attacks the body’s organs and tissues. Everyone is affected differently, but commonly joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs are affected. However, it is possible to live and control symptoms with a few lifestyle changes and 8 Surprising Tips From Coping And Living with Lupus Patients are:

Quit smoking: This is the best thing you could do for yourself. While cigarettes are dangerous for everyone, for someone living with lupus, they can speed up and worsen the disease.

Exercise regularly: Getting regular exercise can protect your heart, prevent osteoporosis, reduce muscle stiffness, boost muscle strength, and relieve stress and lessen living with lupus-related conditions.

Be sun smart: Too much sun exposure can cause lupus flare-ups. If you do go outside, avoid times when sun is at its strongest, 10 am to 4 pm, and wear at least 30 SPF that blocks UVA and UVB light.

Guard against bright light indoors: Indoor fluorescent lighting also gives off UV rays. If this is an issue, cover bulbs with light shields that have nanometer readers of 380 to 400.

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