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Lupus Nephritis: What should Patients do with 35% Kidney Function and Loss of Appetite

2013-12-23 12:00

Lupus Nephritis: What should Patients do with 35% Kidney Function and Loss of Appetite  What should lupus patients do with 35% kidney function and loss of appetite? Lupus nephritis is a kind of immune disorder kidney disease, and patients may suffer from some serious symptoms such as protein urine, high blood pressure, swelling, fatigue, kidney dysfunction and loss of appetite. These symptoms will affect the life quality of patients.

Why patients with 35% kidney function have the symptom of loss of appetite?

There are two common reasons that can cause people loss of appetite. As we know, kidneys have the function of filtering the wastes and toxins in blood, which will keep the balance of acid-base, fluid and electrolyte. However, for kidney disease patients who have 35% kidney function, their kidneys have been damaged very severely and lost most of its function. Then the wastes and toxins will build up in blood, and the reduced kidney function will also cause electrolyte disorder, which will cause gastrointestinal dysfunction and the reduction of gastrointestinal peristalsis. Then patients will have the symptoms of nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite.

How to improve the appetite for lupus patients with 35% kidney function?

The main reason of lupus patients who lost their appetite is their reduced kidney function, so if they want to remit their symptom fundamentally, they need to have prompt and effective treatments on their kidney damage. The treatment can be taken from two aspects, diet therapy and medical therapy.

Diet therapy

Keeping a kidney-friendly diet is important for kidney disease patients, they can have proper diet to remit their symptoms, reduce the kidney burden and reduce the kidney damage. Patients should keep low-protein, low-salt, low-fluid diet, all these will help to remit the symptoms of high blood pressure, swelling, protein urine and so on. Patients should also limit the potassium, calcium, phosphorus and other elements to keep the balance of electrolyte balance depending on their elements level in their blood. All these will help remit the symptom of loss of appetite.

Medical therapy

Only depending on diet therapy, patients cant improve their kidney function, they should have medical treatment to to improve their kidney function. Here we recommend to use Chinese medicines to remedy lupus nephritis. Some Chinese medicines have the function of repairing the damaged kidney tissues and improve the immune system, which will finally improve the kidney function. Besides we also use medicated bath and feet bath, which are also good for patients, and the patients will improve their appetite in short time.

Lupus nephritis patients with 35% kidney function should have effective and prompt treatments right now, which will make a good prognosis for them.

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