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Advice to Help Prevent Kidney Failure with Lupus Nephritis and Proteinuria

2014-10-20 02:46

Q:

I have been suffering from Lupus Nephritis for the past 10 years plus recently I find that my urine protein increases as compared to 3 years ago.I am on prednisolone 10mg, azathioprine 50mg and pedophile10mg. Please help, what should I do now? How can I prevent kidney failure and dialysis?

 

A:

Firstly you should understand increase of your urine protein means your kidney function keeps declining. If illness progression can not be stopped now, it will be more hard to prevent kidney failure and dialysis.

Secondly, you are on medicine of prednisolone, azathiprine and pedophile now, and with these medicines, your illness is still progressiong, which means these medicines are not effective enough to help you prevent kidney failure and dialysis. Besides, long-term taking of these medicines will cause many terrible side effects.

Thirdly, proteinuria is just a symptoms of kidney damages. To stop protein leakage in urine, treatment to repair kidney damages and improve kidney function is needed.

According to your current illness condition, the following treatment measures are needed:

1. Limit protein intake

Under such a condition, high protein intake not only adds extra burden on kidney, but also aggravates proteinuria. Therefore, you need to limit protein intake and meanwhile taking some high quality protein which can be found in lean meat, fish, milk and egg white.

2. Keep your blood pressure in normal range

Although Lupus Nephritis is a kidney disorder associated with Lupus, it elevates blood pressure directly. If you are experiencing high blood pressure now, you must try every means to control it in normal range, because high blood pressure can lead to more serious protein leakage.

3. Take treatment to repair kidney damages

Protein leak into urine because glomerular filtration membrane is damaged by inflammation in kidney. The medicines you are taking now can help to block inflammation, but they can not repair kidney damages, so proteinuria problem can not be solved permanently. To stop protein leakage, you can take treatment of Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy which not only helps to repair injured kidney cells, but also protects residual kidney function.

4. Kidney-friendly diet

Your kidneys are very weak now, so you need to avoid everything that are bad for your kidneys. Improper diet damages kidney directly, you need to be clear about what foods you can eat and can not eat. If you are not clear about it, you can consult our online doctor or leave message to kidneycares@hotmail.com to get diet suggestions.

5. Develop good living habits

Cold and infection are the leading to risk factors of Lupus Nephritis, so you need to improve your immune system and try to avoid cold and infection. To achieve this goal, you need to develop good living habits like regular bed time, and avoid bad living habits like drinking alcohol, smoking and staying up at night.

Lastly, Lupus Nephritis can not be cured according to current medical technology, but with proper management, you can live as well as you did before.  

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