Patient with lupus nephritis may have high blood pressure and chest pain. These symptoms can damage patient’s life quality greatly, and they can also aggravate patient’s condition if have not been well controlled.
Why patient with lupus nephritis has chest pain and high blood pressure?
Chest pain is more likely to be caused by lupus, because the primary cause of lupus nephritis is systemic lupus erythematosus, and that can cause many systems’ damage, among which the damage in respiratory system is very common. And patient can have pleurisy, pleural effusion, etc, and they can make patient feel hard to breath, have pain in his chest, etc. Besides, if patient has acute lupus pneumonitis or alveolar hemorrhage, etc, that often causes death in a short period.
While high blood pressure has close relation with patient’s kidney disease. Kidney has the function of excreting hormone, and when patient’s kidneys are damaged, the blood that flows through patient’s kidney will reduce, which can cause the increase of renin, and that can lead to high blood pressure. Besides, if patient’s kidney damage is too severe, there will be a lot of sodium and fluid accumulating in patient’s body, which can also lead to high blood pressure.
How to treat these problems?
Hypertension is a big threat for patient with kidney disease, so it is to patient with lupus nephritis. Thereby, patient must take measures to control his blood pressure, and some common medicines, like ARB, ACEI are very useful. Besides, it is important for patient to change his life habits, which can make significant influence in controlling his blood pressure.
The chest pain can be caused by many kinds of lung diseases, and treatment should be taken according to patient’s condition. In addition, the root cause of chest pain is lupus, so this disease should be treated so that patient’s chest pain can be treated from the root.
In fact, immunotherapy is very suitable for the treatment of lupus nephritis, because it can treat patient’s kidney disease, and it can also help repair patient’s immune system at the same time.
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