Understanding lupus

Can anything be done to slow or prevent the development of lupus?

Early diagnosis, as well as avoiding triggers for the disease, such as excessive exposure to the sun, can aid in the management of lupus.

A rheumatologist -- a specialist in conditions of the muscles, joints, and bones -- can treat lupus with a number of medications that can effectively slow the progress of disease. However,  therapy is often tailored to lessen the individual's particular symptoms.