Health Tip: Coping With Lupus
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Don't overdo it
By Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can cause fatigue and fever to skin rashes and joint pain. There is no cure, but a healthy lifestyle can help control symptoms.
Womenshealth.gov offers this advice about living with lupus:
- Pace yourself, and avoid pushing yourself too hard. Take breaks when necessary, and get plenty of rest.
- Find ways to reduce stress, such as by exercising, socializing and relaxing.
- Seek companionship from friends, family and a support group.
- Talk to your doctor if you struggle with lupus, or worry that you may be becoming depressed.
- Learn as much as you can about lupus, and take more control of your disease.
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