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Are there alternative treatments for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Alternative treatments for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) include using fish oil or flaxseed supplements. These supplements contain omega-3 fatty acids, which have documented anti-inflammatory properties. They may also help to maintain major organ function in those with SLE. These supplements can react with prescription medication, and they can have dangerous side effects. Research is currently being conducted on thundergod vine, a Chinese herb and DHEA.

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