Lupus Nephritis is an inflammation on glomeruli and is caused by SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus). Medicine always plays an important role in controlling symptoms. However, what is the life expectancy of Lupus Nephritis?
It is determined by many factors such as age, physical health, severity of kidney damage, even your mood. In general, the early stages of Lupus Nephritis can be controlled with medicines. Even in some more serious condition, patients can live another 10 years.
However, if yo decide not to take medicines, you will experience serious symptoms. When kidney function is less than 15%, dialysis is needed. Without it, patients may die within several weeks or months.
Alternative medicines for Lupus Nephritis
There are some supplements that used for Lupus Nephritis, but they are still unproven or controversial, include plasmapheresis, intravenous immunoglobulin infusions, and fish oils containing omega-3 fatty acids.
♦ Plasmapheresis: It is a procedure in which the blood is filtered through a special machine to separate the plasma, which is the liquid portion of the blood, from the cells of the blood. The plasma is removed and replaced, typically with another solution such as saline or albumin.
♦ Intravenous immunoglobulin: It is a sterile solution of concentrated antibodies extracted from healthy people that is given straight into a vein. The immunoglobulin is used to treat disorders of the immune system or to boost the immune response to serious illness.
♦ Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce inflammation in the kidneys of mice with a lupus-like illness.
New treatment for Lupus Nephritis
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is undoubtedly the hope for patients who hate oral medicines. This therapy is an innovation and development of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It can help repair the damaged renal tissues so that excessive immune complexes can be eliminated by the kidney itself. Compared with oral medicines, it is more natural (external application) and more effective, since its treatment target is to improve kidney function.
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