Lupus, or SLE ( Systemic Lupus Erythematosus ), is an autoimmune disease that can affecting many organs. Lupus Nephritis refers to an inflammation on kidneys. This article is about the treatment for weakness in Lupus Nephritis.
Why does Lupus Nephritis cause weakness?
Weakness or fatigue is one of the most common symptom in kidney disease patients. It is related the following factors:
● Large amount of protein leakage. Proteinuria is also one of the symptoms of Lupus Nephritis. It is characterized by protein leakage more than 3.5 g/d. Protein is a essential nutrition for our body, and if its level reduces, patients are likely to have malnutrition. That’s why they always complain about weakness, even though they take a light work.
● Reduction of red blood cells. When the body is short of red blood cells, anemia occurs. Red blood cells are responsible for the carrying of oxygen. Yet, damaged kidneys cannot produce enough erythropoietin, a hormone that is very essential for the generation of red blood cells. As a result, red blood cells decrease, and the brain and muscle cannot get enough oxygen, resulting in weakness and dizziness.
Treatment for weakness in Lupus Nephritis
● Adjust your diet habit. Due to protein leakage, Lupus Nephritis patients need more protein to ensure the nutrition for body’s meets. In general, the recommendation of protein is 0.6-0.8 grams per kg of body weight. Egg white, fish, milk and lean meat and other high-quality protein foods can be consumed.
● Improve renal function. This is the key to treating weakness in Lupus Nephritis patients. In that case, I recommend you to take Micro-Chinese Medicines Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath and Foot Bath. All of them are based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). They aim at detox the blood through kidneys, skin and feet. Thereby, the kidneys can get enough blood volume and oxygen to repair the damaged renal tissues, and Lupus Nephritis patients can live a good life.