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Lifestyle Changes to Manage Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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by Polsdorfer R
SLE is an incurable, lifelong disease that flares and goes into remission. It is mild in many patients and more severe in others. Pain and fatigue can be disabling even in mild cases.
Most of the lifestyle changes you make will be needed to manage symptoms of the disease. A few others will help to prevent flare-ups, whether you are well or sick.
 

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated June 13, 2013. Accessed June 28, 2013.

 

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