How to Test for Lupus Nephritis

2018-12-21 09:40

How to Test for Lupus NephritisLupus is an autoimmune disease that can attack its own body tissues. When it attacks kidneys, Lupus Nephritis occurs. Some studies show that Lupus Nephritis occurs in about 60% of lupus. How to test for Lupus Nephritis? In this article, you will find out the answer.

Medical history

Your doctor may talk with you to learn about your medical history. For example, he will ask you when you find the disease, how long it lasts, whether your family members have such a disease, etc.

Physical exam

-Urine test. It is to check whether there is blood or protein in the urine, which are common symptoms of kidney disease.

-Blood test. It is to check your glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to show your kidney function. It also check for antiphospholipid antibodies ad anti-nuclear antibodies at least once during your disease. Moreover, it checks your levels of protein and cholesterol, and creatinine, uric acid level and urea level as well as hemoglobin level.

-Imaging tests such as ultrasound. It is helpful to detect whether there are changes in kidney structure.

-Kidney biopsy. It is to draw out a tiny piece of the kidney under a microscope so as to analyze the damage degree of glomeruli.

Evaluation of symptoms

Symptoms can vary from person to person and from day to day. Here are some common symptoms you will have with Lupus Nephritis.

-Foamy urine

-Dark urine

-Frequent urination at night


-High blood pressure

To bring lupus nephritis under control, the most commonly used treatment is to use steroids or immunosuppressants to inhibit renal inflammation so as to halt the progression of kidney disease. But they can not repair kidney damage and improve renal function. That is why the disease gets relapse frequently. In kidney disease hospital China, we usually use Toxin-Removing Treatment for this case. It can make internal environment good for kidney self-healing and other medication application, and effectively reduce the relapse of Lupus Nephritis.

How to test for Lupus Nephritis? Now you get the answer. If you still have any questions on lupus nephritis, you can leave a message below or contact online doctor.

Note: the referred treatment above is not suitable for all patients with lupus nephritis. It is just intended for informational purpose. For specific treatment suggestions, please consult a physician.

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