Our expert says:
SLE is an autoimmune disease and can go into remission (peroids that it is inactive) however, it can flare up again. Lupus tends to be chronic and relapsing, and symptom-free periods can last for years. Flare-ups can be triggered by sun exposure, infection, surgery, or pregnancy. Flare-ups occur less often after menopause. Even though you have no symptoms it is wise to go for regular check ups of the kidneys ( blood and urine tests) as kidney damage can happen even if you do not have symptoms.
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