Lupus nephritis is also classified into five stages. Different stages have different symptoms and various severity of kidney damage. In the first two stages, there are no obvious symptoms and a little kidney damage. In the two stages, people have more chances to reverse the kidney disease. If it further develops into the stage 3, the kidneys are damaged a little seriously. At this time, there are difficulties in curing your disease.
But if proper treatment is adopted to control the disease, it is possible to
stop kidney disease progressing. In the last two stages, much severer symptoms
occurs which harass patients a lot. In these two stages, dialysis may start.
However, immunotherapy for lupus nephritis can prolong the interval of
dialysis and makes the symptoms remit.
For treatment of lupus nephritis, dialysis is a renal replacement therapy
which can replace part renal function to remove the wastes and fluid in the
body. However, this treatment will not cure lupus nephritis and there are so
many complications such as bleeding from the access site, anemia, infection,
sexual problems, itching skin, headache, low blood pressure, etc. Some of these
complications are dangerous because they may cause serious problems or threaten
the life. Therefore, patients undergoing dialysis learn more about dialysis
complications and prevent their onset.
Compared with the traditional treatments like steroids, dialysis or kidney
transplant, immunotherapy has some advantages.
Although immunotherapy is effective in treating Lupus Nephritis in stage
5, compared with these people whose Lupus Nephritis is slightly mild, the
treatment effects are not as well as them. Therefore, preventing Lupus Nephritis
from worsening is very essential.
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