Healthy Living

A Practical Guide to Coping with Lupus

Avoiding alcohol as much as possible

In order to increase the effectiveness and remain focused while working out, it is also essential to avoid consuming alcohol. Alcohol can increase the possibility of bleeding while taking anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirins as well.

Reducing the amount of fat and salt intake is also extremely important for any diet since it helps the body to work properly, reducing pain and swelling appropriately and reducing inflammation. Also, consuming too much salt may trigger other problems, such as high blood pressure, that people with lupus are more prone to suffer from. It also promotes obesity, which can be a common problem among patients, particularly with women.