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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Please answer! what other systems does lupus nephritis affect?

Please answer! what other systems does lupus nephritis affect?

Lupus nephritis: Lupus nephritis affects only the kidney, that's why it is called nephritis. Lupus can affect other parts of the body apart from the kidneys. For a more detailed answer go to this link: http://www.Lupusnsw.Org.Au/lupus/signs-and-symptoms-of-lupus/57-how-does-lupus-affect-the-body. ...Read more

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Can a person have lupus nephritis without ever developing hypertension?

Can a person have lupus nephritis without ever developing hypertension?

Doubtful: It would be extremely rare for a person not to develop hypertension with active lupus nephritis. Some forms of nephritis will have even more elevated blood pressure then others. In fact, hypertension is usually the first finding in lupus patients with active nephritis. ...Read more

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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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Do you know if acai berries are safe for lupus nephritis patients?

Yes: Acai berries have more antioxidants than many other berries.Health benefits have not been confirmed, but there is no harm in lupus. ...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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Lupus nephritis and liprinosil ok treatment?

Probably yes: There is no reason why Lisinopril cannot be used to treat high blood pressure in patients diagnosed with lupus nephritis. In fact, it may be the drug of choice in lupus patients who are also spilling protein in their urine. It may be need to be used with some caution in those patients with more advanced cases of lupus-related kidney disease as it may contribute to high levels of potassium. ...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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I have lupus (nephritis-kidney), is there any harm in eating beets?

I have lupus (nephritis-kidney), is there any harm in eating beets?

Depends: 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

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What systems does lupus nephritis affect?

What systems does lupus nephritis affect?

Autoimmune, systemic: Lupus can affect any part of the body. Common symptoms - joint pains, facial rash, photosensitivity, mouth ulcers, hair loss. Organ involvement usually kidney, brain, heart can occur ...Read more

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What systems does lupus nephritis affect?

The kidney: Lupus nephritis by definition is the kidney and this is the system affected. However, SLE rarely just affects the kidney alone and other systems including skin, joints, heart, lungs, nervous system, an also be affected by lupus. Lupus nephritis requires major treatment by a specialist. ...Read more

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So many tests done, nothing came back. Symptoms of lupus nephritis. How do I approach this?

So many tests done, nothing came back. Symptoms of lupus nephritis. How do I approach this?

Not sure : Why you think you have lupus nephritis if you do not have lupus. Lab tests and urine evaluation can lead to the diagnosis of lupus nephritis. ...Read more

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How dangerous lupus nephritis?

Depends on biopsy: There are different grades of lupus nephritis based on the kidney biopsy. The more benign grades don't necessarily warrant any treatment but will needclose follow-up. The more severe forms (grade 4) require aggressive treatment with drugs to suppress the immune system since they may lead to kidney failure if left unchecked. If present, patients will also be treated for high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can nephritis or lupus nephritis be lethal?

Can nephritis or lupus nephritis be lethal?

Not dierectly: Any form of nephritis (meaning kidney inflammation) can lead to kidney failure which is usually not fatal since there are different forms of kidney replacement therapy (dialysis or transplantation). It would obviously be best to not reach this point and therefore prompt diagnosis and treatment would be recommended. ...Read more

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My sister, aged 48 was diagnosed lupus nephritis, ANA ve in nov 2009 , as on date no significant sle related symptoms, is it mis-diagnosis?Sug tests?

Kidney biopsy. : Abnormal blood or protein in urine and other blood tests can suggest lupus nephritis even if there are no other "extra-renal" symptoms of lupus. Only a kidney biopsy can definitively diagnose or rule out lupus nephritis. Your sister should discuss these questions with her nephrologist. ...Read more

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I know every woman and pregnancy is different, but ideally when is alright for a woman to get pregnant when the mother had lupus nephritis?

See below: Patients with a history of renal disease have a higher risk of complications. Also if the lupus is active at the time of conception, there will be more complications. It best to engage in preconception planning with your rheumatologist as your OB as one would want to be in the best health before conception and ideally the lupus should be clinically quiet for about a 1yr before conception is done. ...Read more

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Sle pt on cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). If cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause increased bun why is it used for lupus nephritis? Also can it increase creatinine?

Sle pt on cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil).  If cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause increased bun why is it used for lupus nephritis? Also can it increase creatinine?

Because it works: Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) is the preferred drug for lupus nephritis because it is very effective and has much less risk than alternative meds. It does not cause significant elevations of BUN or creatinine. ...Read more

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Nephritis (Definition)

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