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What type of doctor treats lupus nephritis?

What type of doctor treats lupus nephritis?

Nephrologist: A kidney doctor should primarily treat a lupus patient who has kidney involvement. In certain situations, a rheumatologist can treat this condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Edmond Gonzales
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Nephritis (Definition)

Nephritis is a condition involving any type of kidney inflammation, or swelling. It may be caused by infections or exposure to certain toxins. Common symptoms include reduced urine and ...Read more


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Can diet help lupus nephritis?

No specific diet: To my knowledge there is no specific diet recommended that can help the course of lupus nephritis. However, most people with kidney damage are placed on certain dietary restrictions such as salt, potassium and fluid intake. Much of this depends on the degree of kidney damage involved. ...Read more

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How can someone live with lupus nephritis?

How can someone live with lupus nephritis?

Depends on grade: The severity of lupus nephritis can vary from something benign requiring no specific treatment and severe damage that can lead to kidney failure. Although blood tests can sometimes provide clues as to the severity of the disease, often times a kidney biopsy needs to be performed to better provide diagnosis and prognosis. ...Read more

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Will lupus nephritis always lead to hypertension?

Will lupus nephritis always lead to hypertension?

Frequently: Not always but kidney disease very frequently lead to hypertention, just because kidney are important in regulation of blood pressure, the longer you have lupus nephritis the more likely you may have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does lupus nephritis always lead to hypertension hi bp?

Does lupus nephritis always lead to hypertension hi bp?

Not necessarily: The more benign forms of lupus nephritis in which there is little damage done may have little clinical impact on the patient. Most patients with lupus develop hypertension only in the context of significant kidney damage. ...Read more

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I have lupus (nephritis-kidney), is it harmful to eat beets?

Possibly: Lupus nephritis can lead to chronic kidney disease (an elevated creatinine on your bloodtest). If you have ckd, then beets are bad for you. Beets have a high amount of potassium so people with ckd can not eliminate that excess potassium. High potassium in the body can lead to cardiac issues. Therefore avoid beets if your lupus nephritis caused chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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What causes lupus nephritis in a 23 year old how is it cured and what is the treatment?

Autoantibodies: Lupus nephritis is produced when autoantibodies cause inflammation of the kidney glomeruli and tubules. It is one of the organs affected by lupus Often a biopsy needed to determine severity and prognosis-class I,II,III, IV, V, and VI, with six being the most severe. Treatment includes corticosteroid, azothioprin, cyclophosamide, mycophenelate mofetil,cyclosporin. dialysis. Remission can occur. ...Read more