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How To Treat Proteinuria In Patient With Lupus Nephritis

How To Treat Proteinuria In Patient With Lupus Nephritis  For patients with kidney lupus nephritis, a common problem that they have to face with is proteinuria, which needs patients to cope with positively.

What is proteinuria?

Proteinuria is a common symptom that often appears in patient with lupus nephritis, because lupus nephritis often causes patient to have nephrotic syndrome, and a typical symptom in nephrotic syndrome is massive proteinuria.

Proteinuria means lots of protein loss through patient’s urine. For healthy people, the lost protein through their urine is usually less than 150mg/d, and when the protein is so much that can be tested out by routine urine test, that will be called proteinuria.

If proteinuria is caused by patient’s kidney damage, it will be very harmful, because it can aggravate patient’s kidney damage obviously if it has not been well controlled.

How to treat proteinuria in lupus nephritis?

An important aspect in treating proteinuria is to control patient’s protein intake in patient’s diet. Patient with lupus nephritis will be recommended to take low protein diet, but if patient has lots of protein loss, he will need to increase protein intake to supply the lost protein.

Medicines that are effective will be needed, such as ACEI and ARB. These medicines are usually used to treat high blood pressure, but they are also effective in reducing the permeability of glomerular filtration membrane, which will help protect kidney function.

Besides, the root cause of proteinuria is patient’s the damaged nephrons in patient’s kidneys, so to treat it fundamentally, it is needed to repair patient’s kidney damage, and improve patient’s kidney function. In fact, Chinese medicine is good at this aspect, which is famous for its function in improving patient’s self-repairing ability by regulating patient’s overall body condition. For example, Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Hot Compress Therapy, Full Bath Therapy, etc, are famous for their effect in improving patient’s kidney condition in china.

In the end, if you have any question in dealing with kidney disease, you can contact our online experts, and we are glad to help you.

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