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How To Treat Swelling In Lupus Nephritis Efficiently

How To Treat Swelling In Lupus Nephritis Efficiently  For patients with lupus nephritis, a common symptom in their body is swelling, and their swelling can progress into a severe state if it has not been well controlled. While how can swelling in patient with lupus nephritis be treated efficiently?

Why patient with lupus nephritis have swelling?

Swelling in patient with lupus nephritis can be caused by two major reasons. If patient’s swelling appears in the early stage of their lupus nephritis, it is likely to be caused by patient’s proteinuria. And for patient who is in the late stage of their disease, because of his low kidney function, there will be much fluid accumulating in his body, and that is also a major cause of swelling.

It is worth mentioning that lupus nephritis is a common cause of nephrotic syndrome, which often causes patient to have obvious edema.

How can swelling be treated efficiently in lupus nephritis?

As we have said, swelling in patient with lupus nephritis is mainly caused by teo major reasons, so the treatment should aim at treating the causes.

For patient’s edema which is mainly caused by severe proteinuria, patient should restrict his protein intake, and some medicines are effective in controlling this complication, like glucocorticoid and immunosuppressor, besides, some other medicines like ARB and ACEI are often used. On the other hand, the protein intake in patient’s diet is also very important in treating proteinuria, and the suitable amount should be decided by patient’s own condition.

While for patient whose edema is also caused by patient’s low GFR, except for control and treat his proteinuria, taking measures to improve patient’s kidney function is necessary, and by using Chinese medicine can reach this purpose. Or if patient’s function has been lowered severely, dialysis will be a effective way to remove the excess fluid.

These above are some basic aspects about swelling in patient with lupus nephritis. If you have any other trouble in dealing with kidney disease, you can contact our online experts, and we are glad to help you.

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