Healthy Living

Common Conditions Related to Lupus

Blood and blood vessels

Steroids you take for the treatment of lupus can raise your blood pressure when admitted in high dosages. Lupus also contributes to the development of high cholesterol which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. To reduce bad cholesterol in lupus patients, they can take an anti-malarial drug called hydroxychloroquine for three months. Regular blood checks are necessary.