Lupus Nephritis Symptoms

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your bodys immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Your kidneys may also be attacked. When that happens, it leads to many symptoms, and feet swelling is very common for peo

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Feet Swelling With Lupus

2014-09-24 03:28

Feet Swelling With LupusLupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Your kidneys may also be attacked. When that happens, it leads to many symptoms, and feet swelling is very common for people with lupus.

Why do my feet get swollen with lupus?

As mentioned above, lupus can affect your kidneys. But how? Inflammation of the nephrons, the structures within the kidneys that filter the blood, is called glomerulonephritis, or nephritis. Lupus Nephritis is the term used when lupus causes inflammation in your kidneys, making them unable to properly remove waste from your blood or control the amount of fluids in your body. As a result, excessive fluid build up in your body, leading to edema (swelling). Swollen area usually occurs in the legs, feet, ankles, or hands.

How to relieve feet swelling due to lupus?

● Limit water intake

Since high level of fluid has occurred, you are required to limit your water intake. How much water you can take is based on your urine output. In general, the whole amount of water is equal to the sum of urine output amount plus 500ml. As for the specific amount, you can email to kidney-symptoms@hotmail.com for free suggestions.

● Control protein amount

For people with lupus and kidney damage, they are also asked to take limited protein, because more protein intake will burden the kidneys.

● Drinking Chinese herbal tea

There are many Chinese herbs that have the function of increasing urine output so as to help the kidney discharge more water. These herbs include: dandelion, nettle, poria cocos, grifola, plantain seeds, or corn silks, etc.

Medicated Bath

It is a natural external application for kidney disease patients. This can reduce the inflammation and coagulation, so that it can promote the blood circulation and improve kidney function. Therefore, more wastes and toxins can be discharged by the kidney.

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