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Why Patient With Lupus Nephritis Often Has Obvious Swelling

Why Patient With Lupus Nephritis Often Has Obvious Swelling Swelling is a common symptom in patient with kidney disease, so it is to patient with lupus nephritis. In fact, swelling in patient with lupus nephritis is usual very common.

Swelling in patient with lupus nephritis often appear in patient’s lower limbs or around patient’s eyes at the beginning, but swelling can progress into a very severe degree, and that can make patient feel hard to breath when patient has edema in his lungs.

Why patient with lupus nephritis often has obvious swelling?

For patient with lupus nephritis, immune complexes will accumulate in patient’s glomeruli, which will cause severe damage in there, and it can increase the permeability of patient’s glomerular filtration membrane. The increase of filtration membrane’s permeability can cause patient to have massive proteinuria, and that is a major reason to cause patient to have obvious swelling.

In addition, when patient’s lupus nephritis has progressed into its late stage, it can cause patient to have low kidney function, and that can cause fluid and sodium to accumulate in patient’s body. When there is too much fluid accumulating in patient’s body, that will also cause patient to have swelling. Besides, patient’s proteinuria will also contribute to the formation of swelling, so it is more likely for patient to have obvious swelling.

How can swelling in patient with lupus nephritis be treated?

For patient who is in the late stage of lupus nephritis, to remove his swelling, dialysis is a good choice.

And if patient’s swelling is caused by severe proteinuria, to treat this condition, patient needs to reduce his protein loss. An effective way to reduce proteinuria is to make patient to have his protein intake according to his condition, and patient may need to increase his protein intake to supply his protein loss.

Besides, to treat proteinuria fundamentally, patient’s kidney damage should be repaired, and Chinese medicine is a good choice in this aspect.

In the end, if you have any other question, you can contact our online experts, and we are glad to help you.

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