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Immunosuppressive Drugs for Lupus Nephritis

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Immunosuppressive Drugs for Lupus NephritisImmunosuppressive drugs are commonly used to treat Lupus Nephritis, why? What are the therapeutic effects of these medicines? Is there any side effects of these medicines? Then, is there any alternative treatment for solving this disease?

Some types of kidney damage occur through activation of the immune system causing inflammation. Lupus Nephritis is an autoimmune kidney disease which caused by inflammation . This kind of kidney disease can affect the many body organs and systems. Immunosuppressive drugs can reduce the inflammation which are used to treat this disease. And these drugs are essential in kidney transplant to dampen the immune system and prevent rejection.

Steroids--prednisolone, methyl prednisolone

Steroids, such as prednisolone and methyl prednisolone, are useful and are the most commonly prescribed immunosuppressive drugs. Their full description is corticosteroids. Steroids can help control many common symptoms of kidneys, such as protein in urine, hematuria, blood pressure etc, quickly. And another impressive effects of steroids therapy is to fight against the inflammation in a very short time. However, if you take take them for a long time or over dosage, it will cause some side effects such as weight again, fluid retention, high blood pressure, bone loss and so on.

Is there any alternative treatment to deal with Lupus Nephritis?

Fortunately, the answer is “Yes!” Chinese herbal medicines can be regarded as the good choice for you. What’s more, based on TCM, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is widely used in Beijing Tongshantang Hospital. This therapy amins to restore kidney damage, enhance renal function as well as enhance immune system. What’s more, Medicated Bath, Hot Compress Therapy, Acupuncture, Immunotherapy and so on have achieved great success in treating various kidney disease. And they have been proved that these therapies have few side effects.

If you want to solve your illness condition from the root, you might as well try to Chinese medical therapy. More details, you can talk with our Online Doctors or you can also email us to

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