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How to Manage Irregular Periods for Lupus Nephritis Patients

How to Manage Irregular Periods for Lupus Nephritis PatientsLupus Nephritis resulted from SLE is one common glomerular nephritis especially in women at childbearing age. If their kidneys are damaged severely, their periods tend to be irregular or even stop. This must affect these patients’ pregnant ability. Therefore, to manage irregular periods become these Lupus Nephritis patients’ big concern.

Of course, the treatment should depend on the causes.

In addition to skin rash, joint pain and proteinuria, renal anemia is another common complication of Lupus Nephritis because of iron deficiency and less EPO production. Renal anemia leads to lack of red blood cells and then induce irregular periods. Besides, when kidneys are unable to remove waste products and toxins completely, the deposit of these substances will prevent egg production and affect women’s menstrual periods. If patients’ kidney function is lower than 20%, they are less likely to conceive.

How to normalize irregular periods for Lupus Nephritis patients?

Since renal anemia and deposits of waste products and toxins are two direct causes, the treatments should begin from dealing with these two disorders. In view of this, we give out several suggestions.

1. Eat more foods rich in iron or take iron supplement: Iron is one essential nutrition for the production of red blood cells, while some foods in our daily life just contain rich iron. In severe cases, patients can even take iron supplement. (To learn what foods are rich in iron, you can email to kidneyservice@hotmail.com.)

2. Accept erythropoietin treatments: It is reported that EPO treatments can make about 50% of women on dialysis to get their periods again, so we can know this therapy plays an important role in regulating Lupus Nephritis patients’ period.

3. Take Immunotherapy: This therapy is one systemic treatment that focuses on treating Lupus Nephritis from the root instead of only managing their period, and it is suitable for both men and women. Through removing immune complexes and repairing impaired kidney cells, this therapy can reverse Lupus Nephritis successfully. Have a further talk with us through the below message board, so you can learn the success rate, duration and cost of this therapy for you in detail.

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