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Treatment for Swollen Legs Caused By Lupus

Treatment for Swollen Legs Caused By LupusSwollen leg itself may be not a dangerous problem, but its underlying cause is worth a big concern. The reason is that swollen legs are common signs of kidney disease. If the kidney problem is caused by Lupus, we call it Lupus Nephritis. For patients with this kidney disease, treatment for their swollen legs should be based on the cause.

Here, our treatments begin from finding out the underlying cause.

On one hand, Lupus Nephritis is one common glomerulonephritis that causes the increase of glomerular permeability but the renal tubular reabsorption function is still good. This can lead to fluid retention in tissue space easily. On the other hand, a large amount of protein leakage in the urine can trigger too low plasma protein osmotic pressure, so as to make fluid flow from vessels into tissues.

Legs are regions involved in fluid retention easily. For Lupus Nephritis patients, both of the above two reasons can provoke their swollen legs. In serious cases, it may even affect patients’ walking ability.

Treatments for swollen legs for Lupus Nephritis patients

The treatment plan is made from correct diet to systemic therapy.

Follow a healthy diet plan: Since swollen legs are caused by protein leakage and fluid retention, patients should control the intake of sodium, water and latent fluid such as apple and beverage. Besides, it is also necessary to develop a low-protein diet but take in high-quality protein.

Take correct medications: Diuretics are commonly used to deal with fluid retention, while ACEi, ARB and steroids are effective to reduce protein leakage. Additionally, many other medications can also help deal with swelling. Consult the doctor online to see which medications are helpful for you.

Receive systemic therapy: Lupus kidney disease is caused by various antibodies and immune complexes building up in the glomeruli. Some treatments such as plasma exchange, Blood Purification and Clear Blood Pollution Therapy can help remove these pathogenic substances. Choose one systemic therapy, so you can get more therapeutic effects more than easing swelling.

In addition to the above methods, many other home remedies can also help treat Lupus patients’ swollen legs. Leave a message in the message board below, to learn more about these remedies.

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