Chinese Medicine for Lupus Nephritis2012-10-14 17:32
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect many parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood and kidneys. Lupus Nephritis is an important and potentially serious symptom of lupus. It is estimated that about 1/3 of people with lupus will develop nephritis. If Lupus Nephritis can not be controlled well, the condition can develop into Renal Failure within several years. The following information is about Chinese medicine for Lupus Nephritis.
The immune complexes produced by the combination of lupus and antibody can not be removed out of body by the abnormal immune system. Some of them stay in the blood, while some can deposit in kidneys. Kidneys will treat these immune complexes as the foreign body, so the body produces the inflammatory factors to fight against these immune complexes and this battle is called immune inflammatory reaction. However, the immune inflammatory reaction destroys both the immune complexes and kidneys. There is no doubt that kidney damage will appear. That is how Lupus Nephritis happens.
The immune complexes accumulating in the blood can be eliminated by the blood purification techniques. While there are no efficient ways can deal with those immune complexes depositing in kidneys except for Chinese medicines. Through promoting blood circulation, removing blood stasis and degradation, these immune complexes can be eliminated. Chinese medicine can also provide the nutrition for the damaged kidneys, after a period of time, the kidney function can be enhanced. As a matter of fact, the most important thing is to improve the innate immune system. When the immune system becomes normal, there will no immune complexes depositing in kidneys, then no immune inflammatory reaction and then no kidney damage. While Chinese medicine has this kind of function.
If the Lupus Nephritis develops into Renal Failure, dialysis and kidney transplant may not be the only two ways. As long as the kidney function can be increased to about 20 by Chinese medicine, dialysis and kidney transplant may be avoided. It is a pity that Chinese medicine has not been widely used around the world.