Live with Lupus Nephritis Symptoms2013-03-25 09:11
How to live well with Lupus Nephritis Symptoms and avoid the condition developing Chronic Renal Failure? When lupus, this autoimmune disease affects the kidneys, it is called Lupus Nephritis. Lupus Nephritis occurs when antibodies and complement proteins build up in the kidneys and cause inflammation. If it is not controlled well, the condition will develop Chronic Renal Failure within several years.
What are the Lupus Nephritis symptoms?
Lupus Nephritis symptoms, of which there are very few, include:
● Foamy urine
● Frequent nighttime urination
● High blood pressure
● Blood in the urine
● Inflammation and swelling elsewhere on the body, due to loss of protein in the urine, usually the feet, ankles and legs
How to live well with Lupus Nephritis symptoms?
There are a few options available for Lupus Nephritis symptoms:
Blood pressure: Maintaining healthy blood pressure is important. Certain medications, in particular ACEI, or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors may be prescribed.
Medicinal: Corticosteroids or immunosuppressives may prove successful in relieving some Lupus Nephritis symptoms.
Plasma exchange: It has been proved that plasma exchange can eliminate lupus in the body effectively, which can avoid the further damage to kidneys and other organs.
Chinese herbal medicines: Through degradation, Chinese herbal medicines can eliminate those immune complexes depositing on glomerular epithelial cells. Moreover, some certain medicines are used to repair kidney damage and recover kidney function through anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation, removing blood stasis, promoting blood circulation and providing nutrition for damaged kidneys. While the applications of Chinese herbal medicines is mainly used in China. Kidney disease experts say it should be known by more Lupus Nephritis patients.
Diet: Changes in diet, to eliminate items like salt, proteins and excess calories, are often prescribed.