The causes for lupus are unknown. All that researchers know for sure is that the disease is associated with abnormalities of the immune system.
Environmental elements, ranging from viral and bacterial infections to severe emotional stress or overexposure to sunlight may help trigger the disease.
You will need to contact your doctor for a proper diagnosis and tests.
Your doctor will no doubt suggest you take a Pain Killer for any pain associated with the joints and a medication for the rashes.
There are a number of alternative solutions for relieving the symptoms of this disorder.
Dietary Considerations - Researchers suggest to avoid any foods that may cause food allergies (see entry on allergies). Researchers suggest to avoid any foods that may cause food allergies (see entry on allergies).
Try cutting down on red meat and dairy products, and increasing consumption of fish high in omega-3 fatty acids. Alfalfa may aggravate the symptoms so avoid this food.
The following supplements may benefit lupus patients:-
Avoid sun exposure by wearing protective clothing and sunscreen.
When to seek further professional advice