As for diet, Hahn said previous research has shown that a diet heavy in trans fats or meat fats promotes inflammation, so it may help to avoid those types of foods.
The most important thing, Hahn said, is to stick with your medication regimen. And, if you can't take your medication because of side effects or cost, it's important to discuss that with your doctor.
Learn more about lupus nephritis from the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
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