The environment can have an immense impact on your lupus symptoms. Factors, such as smog, pollen, air pollution, and change in the weather, can cause flares or increased symptoms. We ask Lupus Warriors how environmental factors have impacted their lupus symptoms.
Check out this month’s Q&A Forum!
Changes in weather, pollutants, and allergies are just a handful of factors that may be impacting your lupus symptoms. Many Lupus Warriors must learn to adjust their daily lives to counteract environmental triggers. These triggers can impact the lungs, among other things, and can cause inflammation and cell damage. It is important for people with lupus to stay vigilant when it comes to monitoring their reaction to the environment. Tracking drastic weather changes, UV indexes, and pollutant levels are just a few ways to stay ahead of the triggers.
In this month’s LupusCorner Q&A Forum, Lupus Warriors share what environmental factors impact their lupus symptoms, and what steps they take to combat them.
Plus, click here to learn more about lupus and common allergens.
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The sun really makes me flare. I get skin rashes, fatigue, swelling in my legs, hands. Feet Face, eyelids. I also get sores on my lips if I don’t t use a protective sunscreen lip product.. and sores in my mouth. I use sunscreen 50+, brimmed hat, sit under an umbrella. Try not to go out when sun is hottest.. i may end up increasing my oral steroids. I am on Benlysta monthly, my symptoms are not as bad as previously, but are still there