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How to stop and treat lupus Flare.

Lupus, also clinically called SLE, is an inflammatory autoimmune disease caused when a person's immune system attacks its own healthy organs and tissues. Presently, there is no cure. Therefore, we must focus on improving quality of life with the illness.

Due to the negative impact sunlight may have on most Lupus patients, it is best to stay indoors whenever possible. The sun is usually at its hottest during the hours of ten o'clock a.m. through three o'clock p.m. If you must go outside, be sure to wear protective gear such as hats, sunglasses, light colored clothing, and sunscreen.

Since Lupus may affect your joints, it is still imperative to get sufficient exercise. Low impact workouts such as swimming, walking, yoga, and pilates are great ways to keep your heart healthy while staying active. Be sure to speak to your doctor to have any new exercise routine approved.

Additionally, ample rest is paramount to keeping Lupus flares at bay. An overworked body without adequate rest is a Lupus flare's playground. If you experience Lupus insomnia, try calming teas before bedtime like chamomile and peppermint. If non- caffeinated teas do not work for you, try turning off your television and attempt some light reading to ease your mind. When all else fails, visit your doctor to find a remedy that works.

If you are prescribed medication by your Rheumatologist or Primary Care Physician, be sure to stick to your schedule. Your body becomes accustomed to your daily routine and notices when things change. In order to keep things as regular as possible, you can make a chart with your scheduled doses and post it somewhere easily seen throughout the day. You can also choose to set an alarm on your phone or add the schedule to your Google calendar. The Google calendar will alert you when it's time to take your scheduled dose.

In addition, the foods you put into your body have an overwhelming impact on your overall quality of living with Lupus. With that said, it is crucial to remember to avoid the types of foods that cause inflammation. Things like sugar, dairy, grain fed meats, and bad fats are very likely to cause extensive inflammation in Lupus patients.

Therefore, foods that help you avoid inflammation should be on every Lupus patient's grocery list. Attempt to stock your refrigerator with as many dark leafy greens as possible. Leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, callallo, collards, and romaine lettuce are great for abstaining from inflammation. Fatty fish containing omega 3's are an excellent option as well. Fish in this category include salmon, tuna, mackerel, eel, butterfish, and carp. Fruits like strawberries, blueberries, apples, and grapes are tasty solutions to an inflammation episode as well.

Another tip to avoid a Lupus flare that should be implemented daily would be replacing your vegetable oil with either coconut or olive oils. These oils will not only reduce Lupus related inflammation, but they are also great for your heart.

Last, but most certainly not least, Lupus patients should avoid stress at all costs. Avoid stressful people and places that may raise your blood pressure. High blood pressure results in your heart working harder to pump your blood and it is not good for your overall health.

The sooner you begin to apply these simple tips, you will start to see positive changes in your daily life with Lupus.

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