Healthy Living

The Early and Late Manifestations of Lupus

Chemical, physical and dietary factors

Chemical/physical factors

  • Aromatic amines
  • Hydrazines
  • Drugs (procainamide, hydralazine, chlorpromazine, isoniazid, phenytoin, penicillamine)
  • Direct and passive smoking
  • Chemicals from cosmetics and hair dyes
  • Ultraviolet light- prolonged exposure to the sun
  • Pesticides

Dietary factors

  • L-canavanine (alfalfa sprouts)
  • High intake of saturated fats