Lupus Nephritis Treatment

Lupus Nephritis is very difficult to treat, but it can be stabilized with medical treatment and lifestyle changes. In this article, let's see the five points to help control the disease.

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Do These 5 Points to Stabilize Lupus Nephritis

2018-11-29 03:49

Do These 5 Points to Stabilize Lupus NephritisSystemic lupus erythematosus nephritis short for Lupus Nephritis refers to patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who have clinical manifestations of kidney disease and renal dysfunction, or who are found to have glomerulonephritis only during renal biopsy. How to stabilize it? Read on to learn more information.

Lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease very difficult to treat. Some lupus nephritis patients only have extrarenal symptoms, and their renal damage is mild. Some patients have kidney damage, but their extrarenal symptoms are not obvious. The latter is easily misdiagnosed as primary glomerular disease.

So, what are the manifestations of lupus nephritis at the beginning of the disease?

1. Overall performance

Early expression is nonspecific systemic symptoms, such as fever, weakness, reduced weight, etc. After infections, sunshine or medication, they may be induced or worse.

2. Skin and mucosa

The typical skin change is that the symmetrical facial erythema on both cheeks, connected by the bridge of the nose, is covered like a butterfly, so it is called "butterfly erythema". Atypical skin changes include photosensitization, canker sores, purpura, pigmentation changes. In rare case, there is bullous lupus erythematosus.

3. Joint

Joint symptoms are also common symptoms of lupus erythematosus. According to statistics, more than 90% of patients have swelling and pain in the joints. Other joint symptoms include arthritis, joint deformity, muscle pain, etc. The most commonly damaged joint is the proximal interphalangeal joint of the hand, and joint swelling and pain are usually symmetrical. Some people mistake it for rheumatoid or rheumatoid arthritis.

4. Digestive system

Some patients have gastrointestinal symptoms, such as upper gastrointestinal bleeding, hematocele, ascites, paralytic intestinal obstruction, etc. The patients that appear liver damage also have liver enlargement, icteric, abnormal liver function, etc.

5. Kidney damage

The vast majority of lupus erythematosus will damage the kidney, mainly manifested as proteinuria, hematuria, hypertension. In severe case, it can cause Nephrotic Syndrome, manifested as a large number of proteinuria, edema, ascites, pleural effusion and pericardial effusion.

Lupus Nephritis patients should do the following things in the daily life:

1. Don't be afraid or worried about diseases, don't be nervous, keep a happy mood, and establish the confidence to fight against diseases.

2. In activity phase of disease, you must have bed rest, receive treatment actively. After the disease is controlled, you can participate in some gentle works, and the students can return to school. But avoid heavy physical labor and excessive fatigue, ensure adequate sleep.

3. To avoid exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet rays at ordinary times. The patients who are allergic to sunlight should do it easily. Avoid going out when the sun is strong from 10 am to 4 pm as far as possible. When going out, use sunscreen, hold a parasol or wear a hat, and wear light-colored long-sleeved shirt and trousers.

4. Keep your fingers and toes warm during the cold season to avoid vasoconstriction. In the stable period of the disease, you can carry out appropriate health fitness activities, but to avoid strenuous activities.

5. Some medications may cause or worsen the condition, so patients with lupus nephritis should consult a doctor before taking them.

Now you know the five points to stabilize lupus nephritis. But this is just for informational purposes. For specific treatment suggestions, please consult a physician.

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