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An Overview of Lupus Nephritis

An Overview of Lupus NephritisLupus Nephritis refers to a kidney disorder caused by Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. And in this article, we will introduce its causes, diagnosis, symptoms and treatments.

Causes

It is a complication of SLE. Normally, the immune system can help fight against various infections or bacteria. However, in lupus, the abnormal immune system fails to distinguish the harmful substances and various antigens will be produced in the body. When antibodies combine with antigen, immune complexes will occur. Accompanied with blood flow, they may deposit in the glomerular. As a result, inflammation occurs. If left untreated, it will progress into kidney failure eventually.

Diagnosis

Tests for lupus nephritis consist of two parts:

Conservative test: Routine blood test, routine urine test, x-rays of the kidney, b ultrasound, kidney biopsy and so on. Except for these tests, we also provide patients with an individualized test. If you are interested in this, please describe us your illness condition in detail in the email: kidneyfight@hotmail.com and we will reply you within 2 business days.

Symptoms

Symptoms of this disease can be concluded like this: proteinuria, hematuria, hypertension, frequent urination at night, swelling, fever, fatigue, skin problem, heart problem and so on.

Treatments

Here, experts recommend patients with the following treatment options:

Dietary management: Generally, low-salt diet, low-protein diet, moderate intake of potassium and phosphorus, fresh fruits and vegetables, high-fiber are suggested. Remember that it is necessary to cooperate with your dietitian.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy: By promoting blood circulation, anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation and degradation, it can help eliminate relevant symptoms and restore kidney function remarkably. It is convenient, comfortable and without side effects.

Immunotherapy: As an combination of Chinese medicine and western medicine, it aims at correcting the immune system and inhibiting the inflammatory reaction effectively. In general, the whole process consists of six parts.

If you happen to be a person with lupus nephritis, we are always here to help. Any follow-up questions, you can click the chart on the right side. Good luck!

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