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Are There Any Possibilities of Remission for Stage 4 Lupus Nephritis

2014-05-27 02:52| Font Size A A A

Are There Any Possibilities of Remission for Stage 4 Lupus NephritisLupus Nephritis is divided into six stages and stage 4 is the advanced stage of Lupus Nephritis. Well, are there any possibilities of remission for Stage 4 Lupus Nephritis?

What is stage 4 lupus nephritis?

Stage 4 Lupus Nephritis is also called “Diffuse Proliferative Lupus Nephritis”. And more than 50% of glomeruli are impaired. Kidney is an important organ of our body which is responsible for metabolic balance of electrolytes, fluid and acid-base. Stage 4 lupus nephritis means that there is a severe drop in kidney function. With the decline of renal function, patients with stage 4 lupus nephritis can have many symptoms, such as severe proteinuria, swelling, unmanageable hypertension and so on. Other complications like cardiovascular disease, renal osteopathy, anemia, gout, nerve problems, etc, can also be induced.

Are there any possibilities of remission for Stage 4 Lupus Nephritis?

Fortunately, the answer is “Yes”. In fact, there is no cure for Lupus Nephritis, but the goal of treatment is to keep kidney problems from worsening. There are some treatments can provide relief for Lupus Nephritis symptoms.

Common treatments

1.Taking blood pressure drugs, like ARBs and ACEI.

2.Using steroids to reduce swelling and inflammation.

3.Keeping a low protein and salt diet.

Dialysis

For patients with stage 4 lupus nephritis, patients may begin to accept dialysis. But it has numerous side effects during or after dialysis, such as anemia, vomiting, dizziness and so on. It can’t solve kidney problems from the root. What’s more, in some serious case, patients will eventually need a kidney transplant. However, it may take months or years before a transplant become available.

Chinese medicinal therapy

Chinese medicinal therapy is an alternative treatment for Lupus Nephritis patients. It makes full use of unique herbal medications, particular therapies and special diagnostic techniques to eliminate symptoms and enhance renal function. Chinese medicinal therapy has been used widely in China, and it has won fame both at home and abroad. If you are interested in our Chinese medicinal therapy, please contact our online doctors directly or leave a message below.



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