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Is GFR 51 Bad for Lupus Patients

Posted: by zhaoshaoning      Time: 2014-04-02 05:49

Topics: Lupus Nephritis

Details: I am just found that I have a GFR at 51 ml/min/1.73m2. Also, I have alcohol problems and Lupus. Is it bad for me?

Expert Answer

In clinic, GFR, glomerular filtration rate, is the most reliable indicator to reflect how well kidneys are working. Lupus is one autoimmune disorder that attacks kidneys easily. GFR 51 ml/min/1.73m2 means your illness condition has developed into stage 3 Lupus Nephritis. In this case, if uncontrolled effectively, Lupus Nephritis may progress into stage 4 or even end stage easily.

With Lupus Nephritis and Stage 3 CKD, patients’ kidney condition and overall health condition is still not so bad, but they need to get treatment timely. Effective treatments for them can not only control Lupus and prevent further damage to the body but also improve GFR level.

Plasma exchange, combined with Chinese medicines which have strong immune activation, is a good choice. From Lupus Nephritis patients’ test, we can see various antibodies and other immune complexes building up in patients’ body. Plasma exchange has an obvious effect on eliminating these substances and add some essential nutritions to the blood, while these Chinese medicines can help removing residual immune complexes and regulate patients’ immune system. Finally, your Lupus Nephritis can become under control.

However, different patients need to take different medications and accept various treatment plans. If you want to stop or even reverse your kidney damage, you should tell the online doctor more about your medical condition. Therefore, he can give you some detailed treatment suggestions.

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