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What Can I Do to Improve the Prognosis of Lupus Nephritis

Time:  2014-04-22 07:44

What Can I Do to Improve the Prognosis of Lupus NephritisLupus nephritis is a serious disease, it is inflammation of kidney that is caused by systemic lupus erythematous(SLE). Today, we will talk about the prognosis of the disease.

Lupus nephritis basic

SLE is an autoimmune disease, in this disease, the immune system will target its own body tissues, when SLE begins to attack kidneys, lupus nephritis occurs. About up to 60% SLE will develop into lupus nephritis, if controlled badly, which will lead to kidney failure.

Generally, the most noticeable symptom of the lupus nephritis is swelling, which occurs in patients’ face, eyes, legs, ankles and feet. Other signs may vary from person to person, such as, high blood pressure, frequent urination during the night, weight loss, foamy urine and so on. If no effective method is applied, illness condition will develop further, eventually, patients may have to do dialysis to maintain the life.

So, how to improve the prognosis?

An effective treatment

Plasma exchange In this treatment, polluted blood is induced out of the body and filtered by a machine, then, clean blood will be returned back to patients’ body, in the meanwhile, some fresh blood and essential elements are also added to the body. After the method, immune complexes and other wastes accumulated in the blood can be cleared away, so, it is hopeful to prevent renal damage. In case kidney injury can be stopped successfully, it is possible to improve the prognosis of lupus nephritis.

Lifestyle changes for lupus nephritis

Eat a low-sodium diet, especially for high blood pressure patients.

Quiting smoking and drinking.

Take moderate physical activities regularly.

Maintain a normal blood pressure.

Limit the intake of cholesterol, potassium, phosphorus and protein.

Avoid the drug that can cause kidney damage, such as, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

After the above analysis, if you still have doubts about how to improve the prognosis of lupus nephritis, contact us by emailing to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com, we are glad to help you.

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