Lupus isn't a curable disease. It's a chronic disease which means that once contracted; you have the condition for life. It is, however, only periodically potent, with some periods of time when symptoms manifest and during other times when there aren't any symptoms, nor any discomfort. These alternating time periods are called flares and remissions, respectively. Lupus entails such fluctuation in one's health condition; treatment involves continual attempts to lessen the frequency and severity of flare-ups. The treatments can improve the quality of life for people with lupus, and prevent the disease from impeding routine activities.
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