Compared with proteinuria and hematuria, frequent urinary tract infections is not so common, but it does appear in some patients with Lupus Nephritis. If you have both urinary tract infections and hematuria, I believe the following information must be helpful for you.
How does Lupus Nephritis cause frequent UTI and hematuria?
Actually, Lupus Nephritis is one autoimmune disorder characterized by build up of immune complexes in kidneys. Immune disorder makes the body unable to fight against infections efficiently. When kidneys fail to cleanse the blood and keep internal environment stable, the incidence of urinary tract infections increases.
Hematuria may be one sign of urinary tract infections. Besides, it can also appear when red blood cells leak from the kidney into urine. In this case, it indicates glomerular filtration barrier is damaged.
Effective methods to manage frequent urinary tract infections and hematuria for Lupus Nephritis.
Firstly, if you have this problem but enough urine, you are recommended to drink enough water. Water is considered as the most natural way to flush urinary tract, so as to treat urinary tract infections.
Secondly, you had better have more rest in bed and avoid strenuous exercise. This method is always suggested for patients with hematuria, because it can help ease both gross and microscopic hematuria to some extent.
Thirdly, if the above methods are not enough to control your UTI and hematuria, you may need to take antibiotics. Of course, which kind of antibiotic suits for you should depend on your illness condition.
Finally, Micro-Chinese Medicine Hot Compress Therapy is recommended. Through anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation, increasing the blood flow into kidneys and boosting the self-curative ability of damaged kidney cells, this therapy can help repair damaged glomerular cells. Once the glomerular filtration barrier is fixed, frequent UTI and hematuria will disappear naturally.