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    Can Lupus Cause Kidney Shrinkage

    2014-11-22 08:14| Font Size A A A

    Can Lupus Cause Kidney ShrinkageLupus and kidney shrinkage (renal atrophy) are common type of kidney disease, but it is rare that lupus patients are tortured by kidney shrinkage. Is there any connection between them?

    As we all know, lupus is an autoimmune disorder hat can attack every part of our body such as skin system, joints, kidneys and brain and may be fatal. And kidney damage from lupus can be mild or severe. It can cause damage to the filtering units (glomeruli) of the kidneys. As a result, toxins and wastes will accumulate in the body, leading to disorders.

    Well then, can lupus cause kidney shrinkage?

    First, let’s have a look at the what’s kidney shrinkage.

    Renal atrophy refers that kidney is smaller than the normal size which is mainly caused by the loss of nephrons and renal ischemia. Kidney shrinking often occurs among people who have a long history of kidney problem.

    Then, is there any link between lupus and kidney shrinking?

    Yes. But the answer is that lupus can not cause kidney shrinking directly. Namely, there is no direct connection between them, but lupus can promote the development of kidney atrophy. Two factors may be due to this abnormal mass in kidney: the first one is the changes in internal environment. These changes caused by Lupus form an internal environment that can prompt the kidney lesions. The other one is the high build up of toxins in the body, because they may damage the glomeruli and affect the kidneys’ work.

    Through the above analysis, we can see that lupus patients has a certain risk of developing kidney shrinking. Therefore, we need to do something before the illness condition become worsening.

    How to treat the condition? In our treatment center point, Lupus is treated by some herbal medicines and Immunotherapy that block the body’s immune system and discharge extra wastes and repair kidney damage as well. Wanna to get more treatment suggestion? Please attach your test report to ckdstage@hotmail.com or leave a message below and we will do what we can help you.


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