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Can Lupus Nephritis Cause Stomach Cramps

2014-03-02 10:42

Can Lupus Nephritis Cause Stomach CrampsCan Lupus Nephritis cause stomach cramps? Some patients with Lupus Nephritis complain that they suffer from stomach cramps, and they want to know if stomach cramps have something to do with Lupus Nephritis. In view of this question, we need to know about information about Lupus Nephritis at first.

What is Lupus Nephritis?

Lupus Nephritis describes that systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) makes kidney inflammatory, which is a disorder of immune system. Besides, SLE can not only affect kidney, but also affect skin and any other organs in body. According to statistics, about 60% of patients with lupus can suffer from Lupus Nephritis in the end. As kidney is impaired by lupus, kidney function declines, which can lead to proteinuria, even kidney failure.

How can Lupus Nephritis cause stomach cramps?

We can give you an exact answer, that yes, Lupus Nephritis can lead to stomach cramps! Then let’s see how it happens.

1. For patients with Lupus Nephritis, due to kidney damage and decline of kidney function, kidney can’t get wastes and toxins out of body, leading to deposition of wastes in kidney. Thus,kidney infection is prone to appearing, which can lead to pain in the whole abdomen including stomach cramps. Besides, bad appetite which is one of symptoms in Lupus Nephritis may lead to stomach cramps.

2. As patients with Lupus Nephritis need to take some medicines for treatment, stomach cramps have something to do with these medicines, especially medicines for high blood pressure. When patients with Lupus Nephritis takes these medicines in the long term, stomach cramps may show up.

3. Kidney function can keep electrolytes in balance. Due to kidney damage, patients with Lupus Nephritis have the symptom of high phosphorus and low potassium. In this case, stomach cramps may be caused.

Patients with Lupus Nephritis can have stomach cramps, which makes them discomfortable and painful. Chinese medicine therapy is a good choice for them to treat Lupus Nephritis and alleviate stomach cramps, in which immune adsorption and plasma exchange can remove autoantibodies and antigen induced by Lupus. Besides, Chinese medicine therapy can recover kidney function and promote blood circulation, helping get wastes and toxins out of body.

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