Renal disease is the major cause of mortality and morbidity in systemic lupus erythematosus. Among the histological classes of lupus nephritis, membranous nephropathy comprises one-fifth of all cases. Although the risk of progression into end-stage renal disease from membranous lupus nephritis is generally reduced, patients are at high risk of thromboembolic complications which are life-threatening. Here is an optimal therapy for membranous lupus nephritis – immunotherapy.
Before knowing why you choose immunotherapy, let us learn about how SLE
causes kidney disease.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect almost any part of your body,
most often your joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood or brain. Autoimmune
disease means the immune system mistakes some part of the body as a pathogen and
attacks its own cells. This may involve a particular tissue such as kidneys.
Lupus nephritis is the term used when lupus causes inflammation in your kidneys,
making them unable to properly remove waste from your blood or control the
amount of fluids in your body. Most people with lupus nephritis will experience
edema around the eyes, hands or in the legs, a large amount of protein in the
urine, high blood pressure etc. (How Is High Blood Pressure Associated with Lupus Nephritis)
Immunotherapy is an update therapy which is composed of several therapies
such as western medicines, traditional Chinese medicine, immunoablative therapy,
meditation bath etc. According to your individual condition, one or more
therapies may be advised to treat the disease or alleviate the symptoms.
Immunotherapy is created based on the new theory that almost kidney disease
is caused by the disorder of immune system and deposition of complex in the
kidneys. Therefore, it targets to correct the immune system stopping immune
system damaging kidneys, remove the harmful substances in the blood and kidneys,
and restore damaged kidneys. It is achieved by the all kinds of therapies.
Immunotherapy is a therapy with the fewest side effects on the body. The
doctors will often meets and work –together with you to offer the best treatment
with the fewest side effects. The medicines used during treatment with low side
All in all, immunotherapy will correct the immune system to stop kidneys
progressing, and restore the damage kidneys.
If you are diagnosed with lupus nephritis, we are here to help you!
Learn More: Factors Affect the Prognosis of Lupus Nephritis