Lupus Nephritis Treatment

The more complexes the disease is, the more mistakes you may make. Lupus is such a complex disease. In this article, lets have a look at several mistakes you may make in Lupus Nephritis treatment. CYC is not the best treatment for Lupus Nep

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Mistakes You May Make in Lupus Nephritis Treatment

2017-05-08 08:36

Mistakes You May Make in Lupus Nephritis TreatmentThe more complexes the disease is, the more mistakes you may make. Lupus is such a complex disease. In this article, let’s have a look at several mistakes you may make in Lupus Nephritis treatment.

CYC is not the best treatment for Lupus Nephritis.

When referring to cyclophosphamide (CYC), you may not be strange to it. It is the most commonly used treatment for SLE, but is it the best treatment? Obviously not.

First of all, CYC can suppress gonad and it can also cause cancer. For those young female, its security is not as good as mycophenolate mofetil.

Second, steroids+CYC are often used together to treat Lupus Nephritis, but recent study shows that steroids+ azathioprine is better.

Finally, when lupus nephritis develops to stage 4 or creatinine is higher than 443, patients run a high risk of infections. In such a case, it is not suitable to use medications according to the kidney condition. And the use of immunosuppressants such as CYC should be reduced to the minimum, and the treatment should be dominated by Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Note:

Lupus Nephritis is classified into six types. For type 1 and type 2, immunosuppressants are not needed. For type 4, you should treat the disease as kidney disease, and it is important to control blood pressure. For type 5, alternate-day steroids are not recommended, because 80% of patients’ disease worsens.

Can female with Lupus Nephritis get pregnant?

You can take pregnance into consideration when you meet the following conditions:

1. Normal kidney function

2. Proteinuria has turned negative for one year.

3. High blood pressure and some other severe symptoms get stable.

But attention should be paid to the medicines. At half year before getting pregnant, mycophenolate mofetil should be replaced by azathioprine. And ACEI and ARBs should be stopped, but you can use Calcium Channel Blockers.

Some patients may worry that medications affect the fetus, but we should know that risk after stopping medications may be higher. For example, if you stop the use of hydroxychloroquine, the disease may come back.

The above are some mistakes you may make in Lupus Nephritis treatment. For more information on Lupus Nephritis treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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