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Six Tips for Patients with Lupus Nephritis

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Lupus Nephritis is caused by systemic lupus erythematosus(SLE). It is a kidney of autoimmune disease, featuring as glomerular damage. This disease can develop into kidney failure without proper treatment. Here are seven tips for patients with lupus nephritis.

a. Diet nursing. Patients with lupus nephritis should take in food with high calorie and rich vitamin. Low-salt food is suggested. Patients should take high-protein food except for patients with kidney insufficiency. Kidney experts suggest that for patients with high level of protein in urine, they should take high-quality food, like lean meat, fish, chicken, etc to replenish the loss of protein. Patients with heavy swelling should limit fluid intake.

b. Mental nursing. Taking hormone may cause change in appearance or shape. some patients may be infertile. So patients with lupus nephritis may be down in spirits and with heavy burden. Patients’ family should give them more care and love and make them more confident to the life.

c. Daily nursing. When they have outdoor activities, in order to reduce skin damage, they should get dressed with long sleeve and wear sombrero and reduce sun exposure.

d. Medicine nursing. The kidney experts should instruct patients with lupus nephritis with the correct use of glucocorticoid.

e. To prevent cold and infection. When you are attacked by lupus nephritis, you must take good care of yourself and prevent from getting cold. If you catch a cold, you should follow the doctor’s advice and take medicine with little renal toxicity. Once you are infected, you should applied with antibiotics.

f. Rehabilitation nursing. In order to provide patients with lupus nephritis a better spirit, they should get adequate sleep. They can take part in all kinds of activities, housework. Farmers can do light manual labor.

I hope that these six tips for patients with lupus nephritis are helpful. With proper management, the disease can be reversed. Do not lose heart! If you have questions, you can talk to the online doctors or leave a message below!

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