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Lupus Nephritis Stage 4 Prognosis and Treatment

2014-11-17 11:03

lupus nephritis stage 4 prognosis and treatmentLupus nephritis is one of the most serious complications of lupus and it can be divided into five stages. Here we will talk about lupus nephritis stage 4 prognosis and treatment. If you are not satisfied with your current treatment, the following content will surely bring you new hopes.

Lupus nephritis stage 4 prognosis

Lupus nephritis stage 4 is the advanced stage of lupus. There is the risk of kidney failure. Patients require high amounts of corticosteroids and immune suppression medications. In many cases, treatment is effective in completely or partially controlling lupus nephritis, resulting in few, if any, further complications. However, even with treatment, 10 to 30 percent of lupus nephritis patients develop kidney failure requiring dialysis or kidney transplant in the near future. However, because lupus nephritis belongs to a kind of autoimmune disease, there has high relapse rate after a kidney transplant.

Lupus nephritis stage 4 treatment

In the clinic, the common treatment for lupus nephritis include minimizing intake of protein and salt; taking blood pressure medication; using steroids to reduce swelling and inflammation; taking immune-suppression medications to reduce immune system damage to the kidneys. However, the reason why there are many cases develop kidney failure is because these measures are unable to deal with kidney damage caused by lupus and immune complexes.

We do believe that there are two necessary steps need to be done in lupus nephritis treatment. They are removing lupus out of body and repairing kidney damage, recovering renal function. However, common western medications can not achieve this. In Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, the combination of advanced blood purification technique (like plasma exchange) and Chinese medicine therapies (like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy) is used to effectively treated lupus nephritis from the root. You can learn about these therapies from Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital Videos, and we do believe you can get benefits from them.

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