Top 8 Facts about Nephritis

Nephritis means the inflammations in kidneys. Without a good control, it will develop into kidney failure eventually. Read on and find top 8 facts about nephritis.

Top 1

Nephritis is divided into different types, including chronic nephritis, acute nephritis, interstitial nephritis, lupus nephritis, autoimmune nephritis, glomerulonephritis etc.

Top 2

It was reported that nephritis is the 9th cause of dead throughout the world. It is absolutely essential to seek medical help and assistance in all cases of nephritis.

Top 3

Nephritis patients are suggested to take the following blood tests to evaluate patients’ kidney functions: complete blood count (CBC), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), blood creatinine, blood gases etc.

Top 4

The leading causes of nephritis include autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, purpura etc, low blood potassium levels, certain infections, high blood calcium levels etc.

Top 5

If you happen to be a person who has one or more of the following conditions, you are at higher risk to develop nephritis.

- suffer from autoimmune diseases

- chronically use over-the-counter pain relievers

- have sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease of the lungs

Top 6

To diagnose your nephritis, you may be questioned certain questions, such as:

- what medications you take

- how long you take them

- how often you take them

Top 7

When nephritis develops into kidney failure, dialysis and kidney transplant may be suggested to maintain patients’ life.

Top 8

Dialysis and kidney transplant are not the only choice for nephritis patients any more. There are many alternative treatments currently, including Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, immunotherapy, medicated bath, blood pollution therapy etc.

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