Kidney disease is always difficult to be cured. If it is inherited, it will a shock for parents, especially those who are pregnant. Will Lupus Nephritis pass on to next generation? What you can do to protect your children? You will find answers in this article. Any other questions, please leave a message below.
After researches of many clinic cases, we find that the incidence of SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) in close relatives is 5 percent to 12 percent, and 23 percent to 68 percent among dizygotic twins. This result indicates that the occurrence of lupus is related to genes.
Experts say that in the early beginning of pregnancy, women are likely see aggravation of their illness condition, and more dangerous in puerperium. If Lupus Nephritis is not treated well, and symptoms are uncontrolled, pregnancy will increase the risk of further kidney damage in a short term.
Generally speaking, those who have been diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis, should avoid pregnancy within 2 to 3 years without using birth control pills. After a adequate treatment, and no abnormal levels are seen, no serious symptoms such as proteinuria occur, and doses of prednisone is less than 10 to 15 mg per day, you can prepare to have a baby.
There are something pregnant women should know. Those who have been pregnant for 3 months, always have aggravated kidney disease. Long term use of prednisone might lead to low weight of the infant. Therefore, during pregnancy, women should be supervised by the doctor. The doctor may increase the dosage of prednison when symptoms occur or test results are abnormal. When you are near the date of the delivery, you can take hydrocortisone with double amount of glucocorticoid ever used. After giving a birth, a large dose of prednisone is need for about 4 to 5 days.
To sum up, Lupus Nephritis is not inherited disease but just has a genetic tendency. Actually, what I mentioned above is not to make you worried. We have see many healthy babies even though their parents are Lupus Nephritis. Many factors can cause its occurrence, such as infection, metabolic disorders and environment, etc. What you can do is to keep a good mood and take very care of yourself. Any help, please be free to contact us!