Healthy Living

A Practical Guide to Coping with Lupus

Limiting sun exposure

Although sun rays are extremely important for a supply of vitamin D, people with lupus need to avoid excessive exposure since it can trigger lupus flares. Problems such as rashes, joint pain, fever and fatigue are among the symptoms commonly displayed by people who spend too long exposed to the sun. The best option to avoid this is to wear sunblock, hats and sunglasses to protect yourself from an excessive amount of UV rays. Along with wearing protective clothing, it is also recommendable to avoid direct sunlight between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. since the sun is more intense during these hours.