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What Is the Prognosis of Lupus Nephritis and How to Improve

Time:  2014-01-10 10:43

What Is the Prognosis of Lupus Nephritis and How to Improve ItWhen we are unfortunately diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis, we are always eager to know what will happen with this problem and how long we can live. Actually, the prognosis of Lupus Nephritis is up to many factors and there is indeed something we can do to improve the prognosis.

What is the prognosis of Lupus Nephritis?

In general, the survival rate of Lupus Nephritis patients is 75% -85% within 5-10 years. Also, compared with people who have massive proteinuria, persistent high blood pressure and those who are diagnosed with diffuse proliferative lupus nephritis, these who bring their proteinuria and high blood pressure usually have a better prognosis. For this reason, having a tight control about all the symptoms is very important and beneficial for Lupus Nephritis.

How to improve Lupus Nephritis prognosis?

Prognosis of Lupus Nephritis can be affected by many factors such as treatment method, controlling extent of symptoms and lupus, diet and living condition and so on. Therefore, the improvement of Lupus Nephritis prognosis should start from the above several aspects:

Treatment: In many countries or areas, Lupus Nephritis is treated by controlling its symptoms. This is helpful, but it is far from enough if we want to stop its progression. With diagnosis of Lupus Nephritis, we need to repair injured kidney intrinsic cells on the precondition of protecting residual kidney condition. Only in this way, can kidney function be improved effectively.

Tight control of symptoms and Lupus: Lupus is the root cause of kidney damages, so tight control of Lupus is crucial for the prevention of further kidney damages. Besides, uncontrolled high blood pressure and proteinuria also play a part in the quick worsening of illness condition, so bringing these symptoms under control is also very important.

Diet: low-salt and low-protein diet are generally recommended for Lupus Nephritis patients who have not started dialysis. Also, they need to adjust the intake of potassium, phosphorus and calcium according to their test reports.

Living style: Healthy living style include a regular bed time, no smoking, no drinking and regular physical exercises.

To receive obvious effects in improving prognosis of Lupus Nephritis, patients need to be very careful about every factor that may affect their illness. Only in this way, can their prognosis be improved successfully.

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