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FAQs - Causes of Lupus
What causes lupus?
The exact cause of lupus is unknown. It is likely to be due to a combination of factors. For example,
Is it hereditary?
We suspect (but do not have scientific proof) that people inherit something from their parents that predisposes them to develop
Can I have my children tested?
Testing isn't advisable in individuals who do not have symptoms.
What can trigger lupus?
It is believed that certain things may trigger the onset of lupus or cause lupus to flare. Trigger factors include:
Is lupus stress related?
We do not know for certain. There are many anecdotal reports (personal accounts) of lupus flaring during or after a
Are flares related to hormones?
We do not know for sure. There are many anecdotal reports (personal accounts) of lupus flaring with pregnancy, the menstrual
Are there any medications people with lupus should avoid?
There are no absolute contraindications to needed and appropriate medications for a person with systemic lupus. Your doctor should watch
Does lupus occur more often in certain geographical areas
Can something in your diet cause lupus?
We do not believe so.
Is there any truth to the claims being circulated on the Internet that lupus is caused by the artificial sweetener, aspartame?
We are aware there is an email message circulating on the Internet warning individuals with lupus about dangers associated with
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August 26, 2018
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July 23, 2018
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October 28, 2018
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