Lupus Nephritis and How to Treat Through Traditional Chinese Medicine


Lupus nephritis is a systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) combined with immunity damage of different pathological types for both kidneys, at the same time it is a kind of disease that accompanied with clinical manifestation of obvious renal damage. Its pathogenesis is related with the formation of immune complex, immune cells, cytokines and other immune abnormalities.Under the influences of various factors, such as genetic factor, environmental factor, and estrogen level, etc. can cause the reducing of T lymphocyte, the lowering of T suppressor cells’ function, and the over proliferation of B cell. Meanwhile, it will generate a quantity of autoantibody. This kind of autoantibody combines with the autoantigen, develops into the related immune complex, and then deposits in the kidney tubules and glomerulus, etc. In addition to the systemic manifestations of SLE, the main manifestation in clinic is hematuria, proteinuria, and renal insufficiency, etc.

The human immune system disorders and body parts appears erythema.Immune cells change,T lymphocytes decrease and B cell has excessive hyperplasia. Cell function is abnormal and white blood cell produces autoantibody. Combined with the corresponding antigen that is adhesive on the damaged DNA cells. Form immune complex ,Immune complex deposited to kidney and then to glomerular basement membrane.Release inflammatory medium and cause a series of inflammatory reaction.
Intravascular activation of clotting factors,increased capillary permeability and infiltration of inflammatory cells ,Lead to glomerular injury ,Cause renal damage and form lupus nephritis.
About the treatment of lupus nephritis, our hospital can use the Micro Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy to clean the toxins in blood. Wipe out the immune complex that in the glomerular basement membrane. Meanwhile, we can through the immunoadsorption therapy to absorb the immune complex which deposits in the glomerulus. In the plasma separator, blood is separated, and the immunoadsorbent absorbs the immune complex that deposited in the glomerular basement membrane ,Cure the lupus nephritis fundamentally

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Nick Cannon talks about Living with Lupus

Lupus Foundation of America 

Published on Aug 7, 2014Entertainer and TV personality Nick Cannon announced in 2012 that he has lupus. Since then, he has chronicled his battle against lupus through his online videos, in the media and at personal appearances. Nick served as the Grand Marshal for the Lupus Foundation of America’s Washington, DC Walk to End Lupus Now event on April 19, 2014, and after participating in the walk, along with 4,000 other people, he sat down for a brief interview to discuss how he is living with lupus.

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About Lucas part two

Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms often mimic those of other ailments. The most distinctive sign of lupus — a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks — occurs in many but not all cases of lupus.       

 

Some people are born with a tendency toward developing lupus, which may be triggered by infections, certain drugs or even sunlight. While there’s no cure for lupus, treatments can help control symptoms.

No two cases of lupus are exactly alike. Signs and symptoms may come on suddenly or develop slowly, may be mild or severe, and may be temporary or permanent. Most people with lupus have mild disease characterized by episodes — called flares — when signs and symptoms get worse for a while, then improve or even disappear completely for a time.

The signs and symptoms of lupus that you experience will depend on which body systems are affected by the disease. The most common signs and symptoms include:  Fatigue and fever. Joint pain, stiffness and swelling, Butterfly-shaped rash on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose. Skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure (photosensitivity).

 

 Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods (Raynaud’s phenomenon). Shortness of breath, Chest pain, Dry eyes, Headaches, confusion and  and memory loss,.

You should see your doctor if you develop an unexplained rash, ongoing fever, persistent aching or fatigue.

occurs when your immune system attacks healthy tissue in your body. It’s likely that lupus results from a combination of your genetics and your environment. It appears that people with an inherited predisposition for lupus may develop the disease when they come into contact with something in the environment that can trigger lupus. The cause for lupus in most cases, however, is unknown. Some potential triggers include:

Sunlight. Exposure to the sun may bring on lupus skin lesions or trigger an internal response in susceptible people.  

Infections. Having an infection can initiate lupus or cause a relapse in some people.

Medications. Lupus can be triggered by certain types of anti-seizure medications, blood pressure medications and antibiotics. People who have drug-induced lupus usually see their symptoms go away when they stop taking the medication.

Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many areas of your body, including your: Kidneys. Lupus can cause serious kidney damage, and kidney failure is one of the leading causes of death among people with lupus. Signs and symptoms of kidney problems may include generalized itching, chest pain, nausea, vomiting and leg swelling (edema).

Brain and central nervous system. If your brain is affected by lupus, you may experience headaches, dizziness, behavior changes, hallucinations, and even strokes or seizures. Many people with lupus experience memory problems and may have difficulty expressing their thoughts.

Blood and blood vessels. Lupus may lead to blood problems, including anemia and increased risk of bleeding or blood clotting. It can also cause inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis).

Lungs. Having lupus increases your chances of developing an inflammation of the chest cavity lining (pleurisy), which can make breathing painful. You may also be more susceptible to pneumonia.

Heart. Lupus can cause inflammation of your heart muscle, your arteries or heart membrane (pericarditis). The risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks increases greatly as well.

Other types of complications

Having lupus also increases your risk of:. Infection. People with lupus are more vulnerable to infection because both the disease and its treatments weaken the immune system. Infections that most commonly affect people with lupus include urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, yeast infections, salmonella, herpes and shingles.

Cancer. Having lupus appears to increase your risk of cancer.

Bone tissue death (avascular necrosis). This occurs when the blood supply to a bone diminishes, often leading to tiny breaks in the bone and eventually to the bone’s collapse. The hip joint is most commonly affected.

Pregnancy complications. Women with lupus have an increased risk of miscarriage. Lupus increases the risk of high blood pressure during pregnancy (preeclampsia) and preterm birth. To reduce the risk of these complications, doctors often recommend delaying pregnancy until your disease has been under control for at least six months.

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What Is Lupus? How to Recognize the Symptoms of This Autoimmune Disease

Diana Hembree
Health
October 16, 2015

selena gomez (Photo: Anthony Harvey /Getty Images)
When pop star Selena Gomez took a sudden break from performing in 2014, the tabloid gossip mill went into hyper-drive. Selena was in rehab. Selena was jealous about Justin Bieber’s paramours. Selena was pregnant or trying to be. Selena had substance abuse problems.

In the first half of 2015 Gomez revealed the real reason she had taken a break from her fans: She was being treated for lupus.

Gomez’s announcement brings new awareness to this autoimmune disease, which affects 1.5 million Americans, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. Despite the number of well-known people who have had lupus — including singer Seal, actress Kristen Johnston, director/producer Nick Cannon and Lady Gaga, who says she is “border-line positive” for the disease — lupus is not that well known.

 

Lupus strikes about nine times more women than men and is much more prevalent in women of color, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. Most people get it when they are between 15 and 44, but it can strike at any age.

Systemic lupus accounts for about 70 percent of all cases of lupus and affects a major organ, such as the heart, lungs, kidneys and brain, in about half of these cases. Lupus that attacks only the skin accounts for an estimated10 percent of lupus cases. Lupus caused by high dosages of medications or a type that involves another connective tissue disease make up the rest.

Although there’s no cure for lupus yet, the right drug of combination of drugs may be able to keep the disease under control. Drugs most commonly used to treat lupus include steroids, anti-inflammatory medications, antimalarials and chemotherapy drugs (the latter are usually reserved for severe cases of lupus that attack major organ systems). Uncontrolled, the disease may lead to kidney failure and can be life-threatening.

Lupus symptoms

See a doctor right away if you suspect you may have lupus. The disease can be hard to diagnose — it’s sometimes called “the great imitator” because the symptoms resemble those of so many other diseases, from arthritis to Lyme disease to diabetes. Here are the most common symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic and the Lupus Foundation of America:
Extreme fatigue
Fever
A butterfly-shaped rash across the cheeks and nose
Joint pain and swelling
Swelling in the feet, legs, hands and/or around the eyes
Skin sores that get worse with sun exposure
Fingers and toes that turn white or blue in the cold or when you’re under stress
Dry eyes
Hair loss
Abnormal blood clotting
Chest pain upon deep breathing
Headaches, confusion and memory loss
Shortness of breath
Unusual itching, nausea, vomiting, leg swelling and chest pain (symptoms of kidney problems)
“We all make choices whether to reveal our lupus”

On average, it takes nearly six years for people with lupus to be correctly diagnosed after they first notice symptoms. In a survey of members by the Lupus Foundation of American, most people with lupus reported they were coping well with their disease and that their friends and family were understanding and supportive. Pain, lifestyle changes and emotional issues were the hardest things they had to contend with, they said.

Gomez was diagnosed with lupus several years ago but chose to keep it quiet until recently. MTV contributor Christine Miserandino, who has had lupus since she was 18, was excited when Gomez went public with her diagnosis. “After I heard the news about Selena, I just wanted to reach out to her and hug her,” she told MTV News. “We all make choices whether to reveal our lupus or not. Selfishly, I’m thankful she did. This will help millions of new patients get diagnosed faster.”
Gomez, who has been a UN ambassador since she was 17, has told reporters she’s ready to carry on. “My heart hasn’t changed,” she told USA Today. “I care about people…and I love my fans. My fans are the only thing that’s been consistent in my life.”

Diana is an award-winning writer and editor with more than 20 years’ experience in magazine, video, book and digital journalism, with a specialty in health coverage. She was a longtime writer and news editor at the Center for Investigative Reporting; has written for publications from the Washington Post to the Times of London syndicate; and has served as a senior and/or consulting editor at Time Inc. Health, Hippocrates, HealthDay News Service and Reporting on Health. She was also editor in chief of Consumer Health Interactive, a national health and medical web site, and has reported on finance for Blueshift Research and PBS Frontline. Before joining SafeBee, she was editor of Bioenergy Connection, a national magazine about bioenergy at UC Berkeley. Her favorite safety tip: Wear a bike helmet.

Hey #LupusChicks check out our official #Lupus survey by Maria

13411680_482255401968666_2559520657280019863_o.jpgHey #LupusChicks check out our official #Lupus survey. 
My name is Maria and I am the senior writer at LupusChick 501c3 based in New York. In addition, I am a student researcher at Clark University. While I don’t have Lupus, I have a heart for Lupus patients and have spent the past year working on a proposal to secure a LEEP Grant that would help me research Lupus patients and understand what their needs are and what they feel is lacking in treatment for their disease. Once I secured the grant, I created the following survey, under Clark University and LupusChick 501c3. The results will be graphed this summer and we plan to release the findings via our website lupuschick.com, white paper, press release, etc. Please let me know if you have any additional questions about the survey, which is anonymous – no one would have to enter any personal identifying information. We believe this could be a great source of information to better understand what is lacking in the education of and treatment of Lupus patients. Please click on yes if you agree to take this survey.By taking this 5-10 minute anonymous survey you are helping us better understand the needs of Lupus patients

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