The treatment and management of lupus is centered around drugs to minimize disease activity and prevent flare-ups. Because the cause is unknown, its inflammatory mechanisms are the target of medication.
Lupus is a chronic, lifelong disease. Many people with lupus lead relatively normal lives. Some are moderately debilitated and a few are very ill. Early attention to your lifestyle can help minimize the effects of lupus.
The most dangerous complication of lupus is lupus nephritis, which can destroy your kidney function and require
to keep you alive. Current medications help prevent this complication.
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provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
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starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a