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Can Lupus Nephritis Cause High Blood Pressure


2013-12-28 09:03

 

Can Lupus Nephritis Cause High Blood PressureCan Lupus Nephritis cause high blood pressure? Yes, of course. If you would like to know more, please continue to read.

Why Lupus Nephritis causes high blood pressure?

Lupus is an auto-immune disease. When your immune system begins to attack your kidney, Lupus Nephritis occurs.

The kidneys play an important role in your body’s functioning. Under normal circumstances, your kidneys can excrete some hormones to control blood pressure. When they are damaged, blood pressure is easily to increase. On the other hand, Lupus Nephritis makes your kidneys fail to balance electrolyte in your body, resulting in the retention of sodium and high blood pressure.

Treatments to high blood pressure

*Healthy lifestyle

-Minimizing intake of salt. Because its main content is sodium. Sodium plays a role in controlling blood pressure. Too much sodium will cause high blood pressure.

-Stopping smoking and drinking alcohol.

-Getting regular exercise and keeping a healthy body weight.

-Learning to relax and taking time to do the things you enjoy.

*Medication

-Taking blood pressure medication. ACE inhibitors, Beta-blockers, Calcium channel blockers and diuretics are often prescribed by doctors to lower high blood pressure.

*Plasma exchange and immunoadsorption

They can take away the wastes and immune complexes from your blood, which help you alleviate symptoms caused by Lupus Nephritis.

*Traditional Chinese Medicine

Some of the Traditional Chinese Medicine have the function of blood vessel dilation, which can decrease blood pressure. Some can inhibit the inflammatory response and adjust your immune system. They conduces to enhancing your whole body condition.

High blood pressure is only one of the symptoms of Lupus Nephritis, so just controlling blood pressure is not enough.We should try to stop kidney damage early and prevent the need for dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Hope this article is helpful for you. If you still have questions, please contact us.

 




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