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Does Lupus Nephritis Cause Swelling of the Face

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2013-12-23 16:04

Does Lupus Nephritis Cause Swelling of the FaceLupus Nephritis occurs when systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) begins to attack kidneys. It is an auto-immune disease. Does it cause swelling of the face? Of course, it does. Face swelling may affect your appearance. Therefore, it is necessary for you to have a look and then take measures to eliminate face swelling.

Causes of face swelling

Swelling of the face is the building-up of fluid in the tissues of the face. Why fluid accumulates in the face? There are two reasons:

-Impaired kidney function

Kidney has the function of balancing fluid and electrolyte in the body. Once the kidney is damaged, sodium is retained in the tissues which will lead to water retention, resulting in face swelling.

-Protein leakage

Proteinuria is a common symptom that Lupus Nephritis patients suffer from. With too much protein leaking into the urine, protein in the blood decreases, leading to the decline of plasma colloid osmotic pressure. To keep the balance of blood, fluid flows to the intercellular space. As a result, swelling occurs.

How to eliminate face swelling?

To eliminate face swelling, you can do the following things:

-Follow a low-sodium diet

-Limit the intake of water

-Do regular exercise

-Take some diuretics


Because face swelling is caused by kidney impairment, to repair the damaged kidney is very important. Polluted Blood Therapy can remove these immune complexes, wastes and excess water in the blood and then supply the absent elements, which can provide a good self-rebuilding circumstance for the damaged kidneys. As long as kidneys recover to work properly, face swelling and other related symptoms disappear. TCM stereoscopic therapies is also a natural remedy. It can regulate your immune system and balance your whole body so as to reach the goal of treating auto-immune disease—Lupus Nephritis.

With the help of online doctors, you can have more knowledge about the treatment to Lupus Nephritis.


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