Lifestyle and Additional Information

Lifestyle InformationAlthough lupus manifests in different ways in different people, the articles below provide information on diet and lifestyle considerations common to most lupus patients.

  • Things to Avoid If you have lupus or a condition that predisposes you to lupus, such as undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD), there are certain foods and medications that you should avoid. The substances listed in this article have shown to induce lupus signs and flares and should be avoided by people with lupus or autoimmune diseases suggesting “pre-lupus.”
  • Lupus and Cancer Systemic lupus erythematosus (“lupus” or “SLE”) and other autoimmune diseases are linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer. Specifically, lupus patients may experience an elevated risk of lymphoma and other cancers, such as cancer of the cervix. This article provides more information on the link between lupus and cancer.
  • Diet No overarching diet exists for people with lupus. However, this article provides more information on overall healthy dietary choices and foods that may be helpful or harmful to people with certain conditions that commonly occur with lupus.
  • Lupus and Pregnancy An article written by Dr. Petri on lupus and pregnancy, including the risks of miscarriage and preterm birth, maternal risks, management, and monitoring.