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Lupus Nephritis and Swelling of Legs: Causes and Treatment

Lupus Nephritis and Swelling of Legs: Causes and TreatmentLupus Nephritis is an autoimmune disease that can affect various organs of our body such as skin, kidney and nerves. Lupus Nephritis is the complication of SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus), so its root cause is immune disorder. It has many symptoms, among which swelling of legs is very common. What cause the leg swelling at all? Is it possible to treat this symptom? Read this article, you can get it clearly.

Generally speaking, swelling for Lupus Nephritis has two causes.

1. Water and sodium retention

Swelling in Lupus Nephritis results of kidney damage and renal function decline. The kidneys fail to filter out extra fluid and waste products from body. When kidneys become diseased, it will cause swelling.

2. Loss of protein in urine

Glomeruli are the most basic functional units in kidney. They have filtering ability and barrier function. Usually, they can eliminate waste products from body and keep the useful substance staying in body. However, in Lupus Nephritis, the glomeruli become inflamed and scarred, and they loss the above functions. So when the glomeruli become leaky, an amount of protein will pass through the barrier on glomeruli and end up in urine. This can cause low plasma osmotic pressure, so as to cause swelling of legs.

The treatment for Lupus Nephritis and Leg Swelling

1. A healthy diet for Lupus Nephritis patients with swelling

Diet plays a key role in treating Lupus Nephritis and leg swelling. You can make a healthy diet plan. For example, you should limit intake of fluid and consume the high quality protein. You also need to pay attention to keep a low-salt diet. Too much sodium in salt will be easy to cause the swelling and high blood pressure.

2.Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a new Chinese herbal medicine application which can repair injured renal inherent cells through the method of an external applied Chinese Medicine. The active medicine ingredients can improve self-healing ability of cells. Kidneys function will become better and better when the kidney tissues and cells are regenerated and repaired. So, lupus nephritis patients with swelling can get an effective treatment.

Through the above the introduction, I believe you have a clear understanding of the causes and treatment of leg swelling in Lupus Nephritis. If you have any follow-up questions, please consult our online doctors.

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