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What Are Symptoms Of Stage 3 Lupus Nephritis

2014-03-25 15:20

What Are Symptoms Of Stage 3 Lupus NephritisLupus Nephritis(LN) is inflammation of the kidney that is caused by systemic lupus erythematous(SLE) which is an autoimmune disease. With lupus, the body’s immune system targets its own body tissues. When lupus affects the kidneys, lupus nephritis happens. Along with its progression of lupus nephritis, many symptoms appear. And the following we will analyze the symptoms to you.

The first noticeable symptom is swelling of the legs, ankles and feet. Occasionally, there can be swelling in the face or hands. Other symptoms may differ from person to person and from day to day. The symptoms may include weight gain, high blood pressure, dark urine, foamy urine and urge to urinate during the night.

If the above symptoms are left uncontrolled, they can speed up lupus nephritis into kidney failure. Then how to deal with the symptoms of stage 3 lupus nephritis?

1. Dietary changes

Limit cholesterol

Exercise regularly

Maintain a healthy blood pressure

Follow a low-sodium diet especially if hypertension is an issue

Have a diet low in potassium, phosphorus and protein if there is already loss of kidney function

Avoid medications which may affect the kidneys like nonsteroids anti-inflammatory drugs

2. Medical treatment

Western medicines

Prednisone and other corticosteroids are prescribed to stop inflammation. Immunosuppressive drugs may also be used such as cyclophosphamide, azathioprine and mycophenolate mofetil.

Chinese medicines

Immunotherapy is not a single medicine or treatment, but an effective combination of western medicines and Chinese medicines. And immunotherapy is divided into six steps and each step has its own purpose. In immunotherapy, western medicines are firstly used to keep the symptoms under control and block inflammation. And then Chinese medicines are used to adjust immune system and increase immunity. With the aid of Chinese medicine, production of new antibodies and immune complexes can be avoided. When no immune complexes deposit in the kidney, no inflammation and kidney damage are caused. Thus, lupus nephritis will be stopped effectively.

The symptoms of lupus nephritis are provided for you to help you detect it and treat it early. Apart from immunotherapy, polluted blood therapy, Micro-Chinese medicine osmotherapy are both alternative therapies for lupus nephritis. Learn more about these alternative therapy, please leave your message to kidneycares@hotmail.com. And we will reply you in a detailed way.

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