When patients with Lupus Nephritis feel fatigue and tiredness all the time, it means they have anemia. Anemia is one common symptom of Lupus Nephritis that can affect patients’ performance in work or school studying largely. How to treat anemia for these patients?
How does Lupus Nephritis cause anemia?
From Lupus Nephritis patients’ test, we can find there are many kinds of autoantibodies like IgG in the body. These antibodies can damage red blood cells, white blood cells and blood platelets. Without enough red blood cells in the body, anemia occurs easily.
In addition to red blood cell damage, low kidney function level is another cause of anemia. One important kidney function is to produce EPO that can stimulate the body to make red blood cells. When kidneys are damaged seriously, they are unable to secrete enough hormone, resulting in anemia. Along with lack of EPO, build up of toxins that can shorten the lifespan of red blood cells can also cause or worsen renal anemia.
How to treat anemia for Lupus Nephritis patients?
According to the causes, the treatment should include three effects: eliminate abnormal antibodies, remove toxins and improve kidney function level. Here, we would like to introduce several helpful treatment options.
1. Immune absorption: The clinic research has proven that immune absorption can remove immune complexes especially IgG out of the body. Since IgG is one autoantibody that induces Lupus Nephritis, immune absorption can help remove pathogenic agents, let alone ease patients’ anemia.
2. Medicated Bath and Circle Therapy: These two therapies are applied externally, so they usually don’t have any side effect. Through prompting the skin excretion and draining out toxins directly, these two methods can help clean the internal environment.
3. Herbal medicines: With the effects of anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation, expanding blood vessels and degrading extracellular matrix, some herbal medicines indeed can help improve kidney function level to some extent.
Besides, developing a healthy diet plan is also a must to treat anemia for Lupus Nephritis patients. If you want to know more about the above treatments or diet plan, you can leave a message below. Therefore, we can give you the answer timely.