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Lupus Nephritis

Lupus Nephritis

Lupus Nephritis(LN) is a common kidney disease that can cause complications to many systems in body. In serious case, it can lead to Kidney Failure and even death. Now this article will introduce this disease to you. You can read on or get in touch with our Live Doctor.

Definition

System lupus erythematosus(SLE, or more commonly lupus) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and organs. And Lupus Nephritis is one of the most serious complications of lupus that happens when the SLE causes your immune system to attack the kidneys, especially the function of filtration.

Causes

In fact,the causes of this disease is not completely clear. However, researches show that the following factors may lead to the occurrence of this disease.

Heredity:about 3 to 12 percent of the lupus patients are diagnosed with a family history, so this increases the risk of Lupus Nephritis.

Environment: generally, one third of the patients are allergic to the sun. And ultraviolet ray, cold, X-ray and so on will will make the lupus worse.

Infection: infection can damage patients’ immunity and then provide a good environment for the disease.

Diet: the food that contains psoralen can increase patients’ sensitivity to sun. For example, celery, figs, parsnip and so on.

Gender: this disease is more often to attack females between the age of 20 to 40.

Diagnosis

In general, doctors will check this disease through some tests, including blood tests, 24-hour urine collection, urine tests, kidney biopsy and ultrasound.

Prognosis

The prognosis of patients with Lupus Nephritis varies. And it is related to gender and the condition of renal damage. However, most of the patients can have a good prognosis.

The above is the basic knowledge about Lupus Nephritis, and patients should pay attention to prevent and treat it as early as possible. If you want to know more about this disease, please feel free to Contact Usand we will help you.

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Lupus Nephritis symptoms

As Lupus Nephropathy is a secondary complication of SLE, it can manifest with the symptoms of SLE as well as the kidney disease. In general, the main clinical symptoms of this disease are as follows.

Fever with unknown cause

This can be the only initial symptoms. In many cases, patients will suffer from a sudden high fever or long-term low-grade fever.

Red rashes

Red brashes, also called butterfly rashes because of their shape, is the most obvious signs of Lupus Nephropathy. About half of the patients will have butterfly rashes on the face when exposed under the ultraviolet light. Some others may have red rashes on the finger tips, around the nails, scalp or the arms.

Joint pain

Almost all the patients will have the signs of joint pain or arthritis. And this is usually on account of the irregular use of hormone for a long time. Besides, this can also involves myasthenia or amyotrophy.

Abnormal urine

As the progress of Lupus Nephritis, patients will suffer from blood or protein in urine. Generally, this is on account of the decrease of GFR. As a result, more red blood cells or proteins are excreted into the urine.

Swelling

swelling, usually in the legs, feet or ankles are very common in patients. This is because their kidneys fail to filter the excessive water in body. In severe case, they will also have hydrothorax or ascites.

Psychological problem

The clinical features of psychological problem are varies and complex. Including depression, alienation, mania and so on.

In a word, Lupus Nephritis can bring about damage to many systems of the body such as the blood system, digestive system, cardiovascular system and so on. You should keep an eye open on the onset of the above symptoms and tell your private doctor the illness condition as soon as possible. Also, you can talk to our toll-free Live Doctor for help.

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Lupus Nephritis treatment

The treatment of Lupus Nephritis should be decided in terms of the clinical symptoms, test results and patients’ condition. And this article will introduce some effective therapies to treat this disease in China.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

This external therapy has achieved great success in treating Lupus Nephritis. One one hand, with the help of osmotic equipment, the active substance of Chinese medicine can enter the renal lesions directly and control the inflammatory reaction. In this way, it will effectively restrain the further damage of kidney function. On the other hand, Micro-Chinese medicine will also provide some nutritious substance to help rebuild the patients’ self-immunity so that the damaging immune complex will not come into being again. And for the concrete progresses of this therapy, please Contact Us.

Immunotherapy

This therapy combines the western medicine with traditional Chinese medicine. Firstly, it can clear out the wastes and immune complex through the advanced western medicine equipment like immunosorption, plasmapheresis, blood purification and so on. Then according to the different condition of patients, it choose various Chinese herbs to make up the missing nutritions in body and strengthen patients immunity. Finally, the damaged renal tissues will be repaired and the normal kidney function will be restored.

Blood pollution therapy

It is a new therapy that treat Lupus Nephritis from the polluted blood in patients’ body. With the help of the present blood purification techniques, it can let the blood in patients’ body purified repeatedly. Then it can effectively eliminate the inflammatory factors and prevent them from gathering again. Eventually, it can rebuild kidney function through the related Chinese herbs and avoid the relapse of kidney disease.

The above are some all efficient therapies of Lupus Nephritis. And can choose one of them to control the development of your disease. In addition, if you are interested in traditional Chinese medicine therapies, you can talk to our Live Doctor to get more help.

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Lupus Nephritis

Like many other kidney diseases, the daily care of Lupus Nephritis during the treatment also need your attention. And this article will tell you how to control the progress of this disease in the daily life.

Keep a good diet

Some food can increase the light sensibility and make the lupus worse, so patients should not eat or eat less. For example, common figs, rape, celery and so on. Besides, food that are rich in protein and calcium are strongly recommended. While, as this disease can damage patients’ glomerular and decrease GFR, the excess water, wastes and toxic substances will fail to eliminate from the body. Therefore, patients should limit their intake of salt, sugar and fat so as to reduce the burden of kidneys.

Do some exercise

Some moderate exercise can help to improve immunity and against disease. Thus patients should do some exercise in the daily life. Generally, you are suggested to take about 30~40 minutes’ exercise at least three times per week. And the exercise can include shadowboxing, jogging, mountain climbing as well as some other entertainment, etc. Meanwhile, you should pay attention to have a good rest after the exercise.

Psychological care

Since Lupus Nephritis or hormone may bring about many changes to patients in body, appearance, loss of fertility and so on, they are likely to feel depressed, loss faith in life or even refuse treatment. In fact, this is very bad for them. Thus patients should follow the doctor’s advice and be optimistic to fight the disease.

Have a regular examination

Patients should go to the hospital to have a physical examination regularly and pay attention to the changes of their disease. In this way, they can effectively control the occurrence of complications and take treatment in time.

The above is some good advice from kidney hospital China, and if you want to know more about Lupus Nephritis, please talk to our Live Doctor and we will try our best to help you.

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