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Effective Treatment Options for Lupus Nephritis

2014-03-23 01:35

Effective Treatment Options for Lupus NephritisLupus Nephritis is one glomerulonephritis commonly seen in many areas. If uncontrolled well, Lupus Nephritis may even progress into kidney failure. From this point, we can know effective treatments are very important to control Lupus Nephritis.

Here are several treatment options for Lupus Nephritis.

1. Corticosteroids or immunosuppressants

Both of these two medications can help inhibit the activity of Lupus Nephritis and protect remaining kidney functioning tissues. If patients have obvious proteinuria or swelling, patients can find their symptoms are eased largely with these two medications. However, both of corticosteroids and immunosuppressants may cause some serious side effects easily. Therefore, the benefits of these medicines had better be weighed against the risks.

2. Plasma exchange

Plasma exchange is one method that exchanges patients’ polluted blood with healthy blood plasma. Therefore, abnormal antibodies and immune complexes can be removed out of the blood. Doing plasma exchange again and again, Lupus Nephritis can be eased largely. Additionally, plasma exchange can also help protect remaining kidney function better.

3. Traditional Chinese Medicines

Some Chinese medicines have strong immune activate that can combine, split and dissolve immune complexes successfully. Finally, these immune complexes are discharged out of the body. Then, patients can get remission largely. However, TCM may need relatively longer time to work.

4. Blood Pollution Therapy

Blood Pollution Therapy, as one combination of blood purification and TCM, can not only cleanse patients’ blood and remove immune complexes but also protect remaining kidney cells and repair damaged but not necrotic kidney cells. Therefore, this therapy is honored as a fundamental treatment for Lupus Nephritis.

The above are several treatment options used to deal with Lupus Nephritis. However, no one is best for all Lupus Nephritis patients. If you happens to have this problem, you should find out which one is suitable for you with doctor’s guidance.

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