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    Stage 4 Lupus Nephritis: Causes and Treatments

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    Stage 4 Lupus Nephritis: Causes and Treatments

    In histology, Lupus Nephritis is divided into 6 stages and stage 4 of this kidney disease indicates that there is advanced damage on kidneys. How it occurs? And is there any treatment to deal with this disease? Follow this article, you can find the related info.

    Lupus nephritis is inflammation of the kidney that is caused by systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) which is an autoimmune disease. Stage 4 lupus nephritis belongs to “Diffuse Proliferative Lupus Nephritis”, and in this stage, more than 50 percent of glomeruli are involved and damaged. As we all know, our kidneys are made up of renal units and each nephron includes glomerular, renal capsule and renal tubules. In normal condition, our healthy kidneys are responsible for removing wastes and toxins from the body. However, for stage 4 lupus nephritis patients, their kidney function have severe drop. With the decline of renal function, more and more symptoms will be presented, such as severe swelling, proteinuria, hematuria, high blood pressure and so on. To be frank, stage 4 is one of the critical periods. The illness condition will become more and more serious if left untreated. On the contrary, if you take effective and timely treatment, it is possible to slow down the progress of illness condition. Then, how to do?

    1.Western medications

    As lupus nephritis is an autoimmune disease, in many countries, the doctor will prescribe certain Western medications to patients so as to stop inflammation. For instance, immunosuppressive drugs are usually used such as cyclophosphamide,azathioprine, etc. Nevertheless, these medications are just used to control symptoms rather than solving the root problems.

    2.Chinese medicines

    Immunotherapy -- It is not the single of Chinese medicine but combines Western medicine. In the process of the treatment, Western medicine are firstly used to control symptoms and block inflammatory, and then Chinese medicine are used to adjust immune system and increase immunity. And it is divided into six steps and each step has its functions. After a period of this treatment, the illness conditions will get an obvious improvement. More details, please feel free to contact us by sending an email to with your recent physical tests, and we will provide a professional guidance.

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