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Can Lupus Nephritis Cause Nephrotic Syndrome

Can Lupus Nephritis Cause Nephrotic SyndromeLupus is an autoimmune disease, which can cause your immune system to attack your own body. Lupus Nephritis occurs when your immune system attacks your kidneys. Can Lupus Nephritis cause Nephrotic Syndrome? Yes, it can. About 60% of Lupus Nephritis patients present Nephrotic Syndrome. Nephrotic Syndrome is a collection of symptoms, including swelling, proteinuria (more than 3.5 g/d), hypoproteinemia and hyperlipemia.

Nephrotic Syndrome in Lupus Nephritis

Generally speaking, there are two kinds of Nephrotic Syndrome in Lupus Nephritis. One is simple Nephrotic Syndrome. That is to say, the patients have the typical symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome. Besides, they may have no or few blood urine, no high blood pressure or slight hypertension. Such kind of Nephrotic Syndrome usually progresses slowly and kidney function can be preserved for long-term. The other Nephrotic Syndrome is that besides those typical symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome, you may have blood urine, high blood pressure and impaired kidney function. If you can not receive treatment timely, it is likely for you to develop to uremia in 2-3 years.

How does Lupus Nephritis cause Nephrotic Syndrome?

With Lupus, a lot of immune complexes cycles around the body. When they deposit in the kidneys, they cause kidney inflammation. Inflammation can increase the permeability of capillaries so that protein which should be retained in the body leaks into urine, leading to proteinuria. And massive proteinuria can cause swelling, hypoproteinemia and hyperlipemia.

Treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome in Lupus Nephritis

We should not only use steroids and other immunosuppressants to suppress immune system and inhibit kidney inflammation so as to control Nephrotic Syndrome. We should also cleanse those cycling immune complexes and inflammatory chemicals from the blood to reduce kidney inflammation and increase the kidneys’ tolerance to immune complexes so that even if there are immune complexes, they do not cause kidney inflammation. After years of research and clinical practice, we develop Immunotherapy. Maybe you can have a try.

Can Lupus Nephritis cause Nephrotic Syndrome? Yes, it can. If you would like to know more information about Lupus Nephritis and Nephrotic Syndrome, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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