Health Tip: Things That Can Trigger Lupus Flares

(HealthDay News) — Lupus is an autoimmune disease that tends to affect people differently. Common symptoms include joint pain and stiffness, muscle aches, fever without an apparent cause, and significant fatigue.
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The National Women’s Health Information Center says these factors may trigger a flare of lupus symptoms:

  • Working too hard and not getting enough sleep.
  • Being stressed.
  • Being out in the sunlight, or exposure to certain halogen or fluorescent light bulbs.
  • Having an infection or injury.
  • Not taking your lupus medication.
  • Taking certain medicines.

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