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Is Lupus Nephritis Fatal

Posted: by Dr.Zhao      Time: 2014-07-29 09:30

Topics: Lupus Nephritis

Details: I has 5 years of SLE history, and now my doctor told I also suffered from Lupus Nephritis. Can you tell me whether Lupus Nephritis is fatal?

Expert Answer

Lupus Nephritis is one leading cause of death for SLE patients, because it may progress into kidney failure easily if uncontrolled effectively. From this point, we can know lupus nephritis is indeed fatal disorder, so patients should treat their kidney disorder easily.

At present, several treatment options can help treat Lupus Nephritis.

1. Steroids and immunosuppressive agents: Lupus Nephritis is caused by immune complexes and inflammatory reactions within kidneys. These medicines can help inhibit inflammatory reactions and control Lupus Nephritis.

2. Plasma exchange: It can exchange polluted plasma with healthy plasma substitute. Therefore, plasma exchange has an obvious effect on controlling Lupus Nephritis. Also, this therapy can help normalize blood circulation.

3. Clear Blood Pollution Therapy: It is one innovation of western medicine and Chinese medicine. This therapy can not only cleanse the blood and remove immune complexes from the kidneys but also rebuild kidney structure and repair damaged kidney cells.

Different patients should choose correct treatment option, according to patients’ illness condition. If you want to know which one is suitable for you, you can consult the doctor online.

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