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Treatment for ESRD due to Lupus Nephritis

2013-06-28 09:51

Lupus nephritis is one of the most serious complications of lupus. Approximately 10 to 30 percent of patients with proliferative lupus nephritis progress into end stage renal disease (ESRD).What is the right treatment for ESRD due to lupus nephritis is a major concern for the patients with the condition.

Lupus nephritis refers to inflammation of kidney tissues.In right condition, the immune system can protect the body against outside harmful substances. However,in lupus,the immune system fails to work normally,but attacks the healthy body tissues and cells.When the the kidney tissues are involved, it will cause lupus nephritis.The inflammation in kidneys can damage the kidney structure and cause the scarring of kidney tissues.Eventually,Kidney Failure can occur.

Treatment for ESRD due to lupus nephritis

When kidneys fail to work,Dialysis is a major treatment for the patients including hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.However,two out of three patients continue to have active SLE after dialysis is begun.While PD eliminates problems associated with vascular access,both HD and PD are effective renal replacement treatment for ESRD due to lupus nephritis. However,they are not cure for kidney failure and can not improve renal function.

Another conventional treatment for ESRD due to lupus is Kidney Transplant. However,it is difficult to get a matched kidney donor.Also,the disease is very likely to return to the transplanted kidney due to abnormal immune system.

What is the alternative treatment to ESRD due to lupus nephritis?The combined therapy of immunotherapy and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is recommended.

Immunotherapy can help the body correct the abnormal immune system and rebuild normal immune system.In this way, it can stop the flares of SLE and prevent further damage to kidneys.Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can provide rich nutrients to the impaired kidney tissues and help the body active self-healing system.Once the impaired kidney tissues and cells are regenerated, the renal function will be improved enormously.

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