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How To Treat Swelling In Patient With Lupus Nephritis

How To Treat Swelling In Patient With Lupus NephritisPatient with lupus nephritis can have obvious swelling in his body, which is an terrible feeling and can destroy patient’s life quality greatly. While how can swelling in lupus nephritis patient be treated?

Why patient has swelling in patient with lupus nephritis?

Patient with lupus nephritis often has nephrotic syndrome, which can cause patient to have severe proteinuria, and massive protein loss can cause fluid flowing into tissue space, which is a common cause of swelling. Besides, when patient’s disease progresses into the late stage, patient’s kidney function will be very low. That can cause patient to have the retention of fluid and sodium in his body, and Excess fluid in body is another common cause of swelling.

How to treat swelling in patient with lupus nephritis?

To treat swelling in patient with lupus nephritis, diet is an important aspect to reach this purpose. Patient needs to avoid taking much sodium in his diet, because it can aggravate patient’s condition. And patient will also needs to regulate his protein intake, because protein loss is a major cause of swelling. Besides, when patient has obvious edema, to control patient’s condition, it is necessary to regulate his water intake.

Besides, to relieve edema, patient will need to increase his urine amount, and diuretic will be used. Besides, for patient whose swelling is caused by severe proteinuria, medicines like ACEI, ARB are often used in reducing proteinuria. Besides, glucocorticoid, cytotoxic drug, immunosuppressor are effective in inhibiting inflammatory reaction, and they are often used to control patient’s condition.

The root cause of swelling is the damage in patient’s glomeruli, so to treat swelling fundamentally, it is needed to improve patient’s kidney function, and Chinese medicine is good at this aspect. In our hospital, by using therapies like acupuncture and moxibustion, hot compress therapy, full bath therapy, etc, patient’s damaged glomeruli can be repaired greatly, and patient’s kidney function can be improved obviously.

In the end, if you have any other trouble in dealing witth kidney disease, you can contact our online experts, and we are gald to help you. 

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