Tiredness and ache are common symptoms of kidney damaged but can also be caused by other conditions. Lupus patients with GFR (glomerular filtration rate) 55 has moderate kidney function impairment, and are likely to have some symptoms.
Get facts about lupus with GFR 55
Kidney disease caused by lupus is called Lupus Nephritis. It is an autoimmune disease characterize by glomerular inflammation. Symptoms of Lupus Nephritis with GFR 55 may include:
● Weight gain (due to swelling)
● High blood pressure
● Dark urine (dark brown or coffee-colored urine due to hematuria)
● Foamy, frothy urine (proteinuria)
● The need to urinate during the night (frequent urine due to damaged kidney function)
Patients may also experience some other symptoms. Any questions, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message below. Our doctor on duty will reply you within 24 hours.
Treatment for Lupus Nephritis with GFR 55
● Western medications
Corticosteroids are strong anti-inflammatory drugs can decrease inflammation. They are helpful but can cause serious side effects, so they must be monitored carefully. Immunosuppressive drugs may also be prescribed if corticosteroids are insufficient.
● Traditional Chinese Medicines
Unlike the above medicines just controlling symptoms, TCM is to improve blood circulation and enhance kidney function. Our experts choose medicines that can expand blood vessels, reduce inflammation and degrade extracellular matrixes. Therefore, blood circulation increases and kidneys can get enough blood volume and oxygen to repair the damaged renal tissues.
Maikang composition, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath and Foot Bath are commonly used therapies. According the patient’s own illness conditions, our experts may choose different medicines and treatments. You can send your test report to us and we can give you some suggestions for free. This online service is free.