Lupus is a long term autoimmune disease that has varying symptoms. It can be caused by certain medications, and occurs more commonly in women. The symptoms of it include chest pain, fever, hair loss, a “butterfly” rash, sensitivity to light, and more.
Diet is a key factor in overall physical health. What you eat can alter how your body deals with inflammation and how fast it heals itself. Steroid use and other medications are common for lupus sufferers, but you can also help yourself by changing your diet.
Here are 10 do’s and don’ts for how to eat with lupus.
DON’T: Drink Soda
Stay away from acidic drinks that are full of sugar and chemicals. Soda, or pop, is a big no. They are full of empty calories and can cause inflammation and bloating.