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Will A Lupus Nephritis Make You Urinate A Lot
My doc doesn't check my urine at lupus f/u's just cbc, bmp, esr, bun, creatine and few others. How do I tell if I am in early lupus nephritis?
Urine analysis: Plus your blood tests will do it. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is possible: It is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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