How can I prevent lupus?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

No specific cause for lupus has been found, so there is no known way to prevent the onset of the disease. Doctors believe the disease is tied to genetics and triggered by one's environment. There may be multiple genes that determine a person's likelihood of contracting the disease. Researchers are trying to discover the exact genes involved in hopes of someday curing the illness or preventing it altogether.

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