You cannot prevent lupus because the cause is unknown.
To prevent flare-ups of symptoms:
- Schedule regular check-ups.
- Treat any and all infections quickly and vigorously.
- Avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors .
- Eat a healthful diet, one that is low in saturated fat and rich in whole grains , fruits, and vegetables .
- Limit emotional stress .
- Get adequate rest .
- Exercise moderately (as much as your condition allows) with your doctor's permission.
- Call your doctor if you think you will have a flare-up.
- Avoid oral contraceptives, especially if you have had a blood clot.
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