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Lupus and Swelling Feet, Legs

Lupus is an immune system which may involve many organs and tissues in body. Swelling feet and lges are symptoms of lupus whent the kidneys are affected adversely.

Lupus and Kidneys

Lupus, also known as systemic lupus erythematosus means a disorder in which the body’s immune system may attack body’s own cells and organs. Kidneys are the organs which are easily attacked by lupus.

Lupus Nephritis refers to a condition in which the SLE causes inflammation in kidneys. According the research, more than 60% of people with SLE are diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis eventually.

Without a good control, lupus nephritis can cause severe complications and induce Kidney Failure finally.

Kidneys are important organ to filter out the excessive substances and water from the blood. However, in patients with Kidney Damage, the kidneys cannot function enough to remove the excessive water, causing water retension. And this is why lupus patient’s legs and feet may become swollen.

In addition, when the kidneys are damaged, the kidneys may filter the protein out wrongly, which causes Protein in Urine. Protein has the natural ability to lock the water. When the protein in blood loses, the water in blood will flow into tissues, causing swellings. This is another reason why patients with lupus suffer from swellings in legs and feet, as well as eyes.

Thereby, if you happen to be a patients with lupus, swelling legs and feet will be a sign to tell the kidney damage. And you are suggested to take tests for a final diagnosis as soon as possible.

To make a diagnosis, Renal Biopsy is never a must choice. There are many Specific Tests can help replace kidney biopsy. If you need the test list for a diagnosis of Lupus Nephritis, you are suggested to leave a message below and we are glad to find the anwer for you within 48 hours.

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