Should you see a nephrologist if you have eGFR (glomerular filtration rate) 49 with systemic lupus? Well, you’d better prepare a visit to nephrologist since this test result indicate kidney damage.
What does GFR 49 mean?
The glomerular filtration rate is an accurate measure reflecting how well your kidneys are working. In clinic,based on GFR, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is divided into five stages, and GFR 49 indicate patients are in Stage 3 CKD. It is characterized with moderate impaired kidney function.
How does systemic lupus cause kidney damage?
Systemic lupus is also called Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), which is an autoimmune disorder. It can cause affect the kidneys and cause inflammation on glomeruli, which are the filtration units in the kidneys. This condition has a medical term, Lupus Nephritis.
When these units are damaged, your kidneys cannot filter wastes and toxins in the blood effectively. As a result, many symptoms might occur, for example, swelling, fatigue, itchy skin, protein or blood in urine, high blood pressure, and nausea, etc.
What are the treatments to increase GFR?
Treatment should be based on specific illness condition. However, once kidneys are damaged, and patients are at Stage 3 CKD, this illness condition is irreversible. Traditional treatments that commonly include medicines and dialysis can just help patient relieve symptoms. They cannot solve the underlying problem, namely, repair damaged renal tissues. Therefore, I would like to introduce you a natural therapy, which is called “Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy”.
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This therapy is based on hundreds of micronized Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs). With osmotic device, the ingredients can act on kidney lesions directly. The effective contents can improve blood circulation, fighting against inflammation and degrading extracellular matrixes. Thereby, kidneys can get enough oxygen to repair damaged renal tissues, improving GFR levels.
Having been used almost 30 years in our hospital, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, this therapy is proved to be very natural and effective for Lupus Nephritis patients. If you are interested in it, you can get more information by leaving a message below.