Understand how to handle increased disease activity
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How to manage and prevent flares
Watch this educational video for advice on recognizing and managing lupus flares.video
Common triggers for lupus
Learn the common causes that can set off the illness or bring on a flare.list
What is a flare?
The standard, global consensus definition of a disease flare.article
Is it normal fatigue or a lupus flare: learn the difference
The best way to know is to track your symptoms and triggers carefully.article
When to call the doctor
You should call the doctor about any change in or worsening of symptoms as soon as possible.article
Your lupus flare plan PDF Download
Customize this plan with your health care provider to be better prepared in the event of a flare.
Understanding lupus environmental triggers
Researchers believe lupus results from a complex equation of multiple factors.article
Flares and triggers in children
Knowing which factors lead to disease flares is an important part of managing lupus.article
Research article: International consensus for a definition of disease flare in lupus PDF Download
How do physicians define a lupus 'flare'? Read more.
Monitoring your child for signs of a lupus flare
Advice on how to keep track of your child's symptoms and avoid common triggers.article
What does it mean when lupus is "active"?
Disease activity is caused by inflammation in an organ or organ system.Q & A
Can Premarin induce lupus flares?
Premarin is usually safe for women with lupus, unless they have pre-existing heart disease.Q & A
Do vaccines cause flares?
Vaccines like the flu, pneumonia and tetanus shots generally don't increase lupus disease activity.Q & A