Dr. Karen Costenbader of the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston provides information about ways people living with lupus can better cope with the disease.
Lupus and Stress
Physical and emotional stress are amng the suspected triggers for a lupus flare. People with lupus should reduce stress to help them cope with lupus and improve their overall well-being.
This recording was presented as part of Ask the Experts, a series of educational talks and presentations on a variety of topics designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus. To see other presented topics, please visit www.lupus.org/ask.
Presenter: Cindy Coney
Presentation date: March 4, 2013
Length: 16 minutes
Epigenetics is a field of science that examines factors which influence whether genes are turned on or off when cells are replicated, which can influence whether a person might develop a specific disease, such as lupus.