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Does Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Affect Kidney Function

2013-11-24 14:34

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder with the inflammation of arthritis.A variety of renal disorders can occur in patients with rheumatoid arthritis resulting in renal function decline.

How does rheumatoid arthritis affect kidney function?

Kidney problem in rheumatoid arthritis in is mainly attributed to causes.One is rheumatoid arthritis and another one is drugs used to treat the inflammatory process.

Immune system is an important protective system in body and it is designed to protect our health by attacking foreign cells such as viruses and bacteria.However,in autoimmune disorder,the immune system fails to function adequately and attacks the body’s own tissues.When it attacks the joints,it can cause inflammation of joints.In serious case,the kidneys will be involved, resulting in inflammation of kidneys.The inflammation may worsen renal function, resulting progressive renal function decline.

In addition,the drugs used to treat inflammatory process also can contribute to kidney damage in rheumatoid arthritis. Anti-inflammatory drugs can suppress inflammation in body to control rheumatoid arthritis.However,long-term use of those drugs can be toxic to kidneys,affecting normal renal function.

Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis induced kidney problem

The treatment goals of kidney problem in rheumatoid arthritis include rebuilding normal immune system and reversing kidney damage.

In the whole treatment process,immunotherapy and Micro-Chinese Medicines Osmotherapy will involve.These two treatments can work together to bring about a good treatment result.

Immunotherapy can correct the immune dysfunction and help the body rebuild normal immune system.Hence,the immune system will recover to protect the body against foreign harmful substances.The underlying cause of the inflammation in body is controlled completely and fundamentally.

As for reduced renal function,Micro-Chinese Medicines Osmotherapy stimulate the self-repairing and self-regenerating of the impaired kidney tissues and cells.If the therapy is done well,kidney damage will be reversed and renal function will be improved remarkably.

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