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    Lupus Nephritis Patients with Leg Swelling: Causes and Treatments

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    Lupus Nephritis Patients with Leg Swelling: Causes and TreatmentsLupus Nephritis, as an autoimmune disorder,it can affect the whole body system, like skin, nerve, kidneys and so on. Patients with the kidney disease are prone to suffer from numerous symptoms, among which Swelling on legs are very common.

    The causes of swelling on leg for lupus nephritis.

    - heavy loss of protein in urine

    Lupus nephritis patients often have the symptom of foamy urine, which means loss of protein in urine. If the loss of protein last for a long time and cannot be controlled, the protein level in blood will decrease. As we know, the loss of protein in blood will cause the decrease of plasma osmotic pressure. In order to keep the balance in blood, excess fluid will move into the interstitial spaces between cells, which will cause edema in legs or some other parts of body.

    - the reduced or impaired kidney function

    Kidneys have the function of filtering toxins and wastes in blood, and it also can keep the balance of electrolyte. Once the kidney function is damaged, they may fail to filter the wastes in blood sufficiently. Therefore, the sodium will not be excreted and accumulate in blood, which will also cause edema in legs.

    Treatment for patients’ swelling.

    All in all, the root cause of swelling is the damaged kidneys cells and structures. Hence, the treatment should be focus on the following aspects:

    1. Reduce intake of water and sodium.

    2. Relieve or reduce protein in urine.

    3. Improve renal function and repair kidney damage.

    4. Enhance the kidneys’ cells self-handling ability.

    To achieve the goals, the treatments called Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Stem Cell Therapy, Medicated Bath can be recommended to you. If you have interest in knowing more details, you can email to or leave a message below.

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