Hope Foundation - Creating an awareness of Lupus, Sickle Cell and Arthritis

Do you recommend any herbs or vitamins for the treatment of lupus?

We do not recommend any specific herbs or vitamins. There is a great deal of interest in herbal medicine and vitamin therapy. However, this is an area that really requires further scientific study. There are many anecdotal reports of people who took a certain vitamin or herb and felt that it helped improve their lupus. However, you have to be careful because some herbs have been shown to contain dangerous contaminants. With vitamin therapy, you have to be careful of not overdosing.

In general if you are concerned about having adequate quantities of vitamins in your diet, you can take a single multi-vitamin per day. Calcium supplements, to prevent osteoporosis (bone thinning), are a good idea. Patients who are prescribed methotrexate are often told to further supplement their diet with folic acid.

FAQs - Treatment

  • Is there a cure for lupus? +

    At the present time there is not a cure for lupus, but there certainly is effective treatment. Read More
  • How is lupus treated? +

    The majority of symptoms of lupus are due to inflammation and so the treatment is aimed at reducing that inflammation. Read More
  • I don't want to go on prednisone. Are there any other treatments available? +

    In addition to corticosteroids, lupus can be treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-malarial medications, and chemotherapy drugs. There can be Read More
  • Do you recommend any herbs or vitamins for the treatment of lupus? +

    We do not recommend any specific herbs or vitamins. There is a great deal of interest in herbal medicine and Read More
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