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How to Diagnose Lupus Nephritis In the Early Stage

Time:  2014-05-25 08:32

A prompt diagnosis is beneficial to control the signs of Lupus Nephritis and improve prognosis. Then, how to diagnose lupus nephritis in the early stage?

Lupus nephritis is a progresses disease, if no correct treatment is given, the disease will cause many complications. So, diagnosing the disease in the early stage is very vital. Usually, the diagnosis includes three aspects:

Medical history

Since lupus nephritis is the complication of SLE(system lupus erythematosus), thereby, for people who have the history of SLE, they are more likely to have lupus nephritis. So, in order to improve the quality of life and get rid of the lupus nephritis, they should take regular physical examinations.

Physical examinations

Usually, physical exams include: urine test, blood test, imaging test, such as, B ultrasound and kidney biopsy.

Urine test is one of the most common tests that can help to have a clear understanding about the condition of kidneys. According to analyze the constituent of urine, we can know whether there is excessive protein.

Through blood test, we can know if Creatinine, BUN(blood urine nitrogen) which need to be discharged out of the body accumulate in the blood. If BUN and creatinine level is higher than the normal level, it indicates kidney function has declined.

In addition, B ultrasound is used to see whether there are cysts or stone in kidneys. In medicine, kidney biopsy is a test in which a small part of kidney tissue is removed out of the body to see in what way kidneys are damaged.

Basic understanding of lupus nephritis’ symptoms

If we have a basic understanding about the symptoms of lupus nephritis, we can find the disease in the early stage. Usually, when patients begin to experience blood urine, bubbly urine and sudden increase of blood pressure and other obvious symptoms, they should go to hospital to have a specific diagnosis.

After the above introduction, if you still have questions about the diagnosis of lupus nephritis, contact us by emailing to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com or leaving a message below.

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