Lupus nephritis is a kidney disorder which is caused by system lupus erythematosus (SLE). SLE is an autoimmune disease, meaning the body can not distinguish the harmful substances from the good ones and then it attack and destroy healthy tissue, causing inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.
What are the lupus nephritis symptoms?
Protein in the urine. Developing lupus nephritis, patient will notice foamy urine which is caused protein leakage into the urine.
Get up to urinate during the night. A lot of patients complain about frequent urination at night which leads to a poor quality of sleep.
Edema. The loss of protein in the urine from lupus nephritis may then lead to fluid retention with weight gain. This is often the first symptom noticed of lupus nephritis. The swelling will be absent in the morning, but will gradually worsen as the person walks about during the day.
High blood pressure. High blood pressure may appear before or after lupus nephritis. In any case, it is a dangerous factor which speeds up the progress of lupus kidney disease. The tight control of blood pressure is a good way to reserve the kidney function.
Lupus Nephritis is not just a kidney disease, but a kind of systemic illness. The disease is closely associated with the immune complexes in blood as well as the amount of some certain antibodies.
Focusing on the features of this disease, Adopts the most advanced blood purification techniques. They are: plasma exchange, lipid purification, cell clearance treatment, immunoadsorption and blood perfusion etc.
Substantially, plasma exchange is to exchange the harmful substances from the blood. The current approach is adopting healthy plasma to replace the patients’ plasma. Lipid purification eliminates the low density lipoprotein from the human body to improve the hyperlipemia.