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Lupus Nephritis And High Blood Pressure: How to Prevent Kidney Failure

2014-03-30 16:56| Font Size A A A

High blood pressure, or hypertension, a common sign in people with lupus nephritis. If left uncontrolled, the condition will continue to get worse. In a serious case, kidney failure may occur. Well, what should patients do to prevent this from happening?

Luckily, experienced nephrologists of our Beijing Tongshantang Hospital have brought sufferers with good news. And some of the effective treatments are concluded as follows:

Follow a balanced diet As the proverb goes:” Illness find its way in by the mouth”. And this is important for both ordinary people and lupus nephritis patients. To decrease elevated blood pressure, it is very important to restrict daily sodium intake. Generally, 2-3g sodium can be appropriate. Meanwhile, the consumption of protein, fat, potassium and phosphorus should also be carefully watched. In this way, the workload of kidneys can be lightened and further decline of kidney function prevented.

Usage of drugs In western medicine, corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents are commonly used to inhibit the inflammation of the kidneys. However, these drugs just focus on reliving symptoms but not the underlying cause. What’s worse, there can be some adverse effects; As for high blood pressure, drugs like ACE Inhibitors, ARBs, etc are commonly used. And this value can be controlled within 130/80mm Hg.

Prevent infections As an immune system mediated disorder, virus and bacteria can attack the body easily, therefore, it is necessary to prevent infections including skin infection, respiratory tract infection and so on. By doing so, the disorder can not relapse easily.

Immunotherapy To prevent renal failure, the most important step is to clear away the immune complexes and promote kidney function. Here, Immunotherapy can be your reliable choice. And numerous clinical practices have proven its efficacy in attaining the above-mentioned therapeutic goal.

If treatments are taken properly, high blood pressure in lupus nephritis can be well treated and kidney failure prevented. If you still have anything unclear, why not email us or resort to our Free Online Doctor now!

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