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How to Prevent Lupus Nephritis Effectively

2015-02-20 09:43| Font Size A A A

How to Prevent Lupus Nephritis EffectivelyHow to prevent Lupus Nephritis effectively? Surely it is one of concerned question for many patients with lupus nephritis. Well, here professor Wang Zhanping, a kidney expert comes from Beijing Tongshantang Hospital, China will explain the question, and sincerely it can be helpful for you.

Lupus Nephritis (LN) is a type of immune complex nephritis which is commonly caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Meanwhile, the kind of kidney disease is the typical complication and main death’s cause for patients with SLE. It can threaten people’s health or even life. Therefore, prevention of lupus nephritis is very important. Well then, how to do?

1. Pay attention the genetic factor

The morbidity of lupus nephritis can reach 5% to 12% if you have a family history of SLE, and most patients are the females, which indicate that there is a close connection between estrogen and lupus nephritis. Therefore, patients should keep alert if patients have autoimmune disorders. Once diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, they should take active treatment as soon as possible, so as to prevent deterioration of illness condition.

2. Avoid the viral infection

Since there is a certain relationship between viral infection and SLE, we should adopt the effective treatment to control or even stop viral infection. Especially you should pay more attention to upper respiratory tract viral infection.

3. Avoid the nephrotoxic drugs

In order to control or even relieve the symptoms of lupus nephritis, some medicines may be prescribed by the doctors. But for a long-term intake of medicines can produce many adverse effects, which can worsen kidney damage and threaten patients’ life.

4. Avoid the strong sunlight

Lupus nephritis patients should avoid the strong sunlight. Because exterior light will aggravate lupus nephritis.

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