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How to Treat My Swollen Lupus Legs

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-02-16 14:49

How to Treat My Swollen Lupus LegsRecently a patient seeks help from our website. He said he has lupus and now he suffers from severe swollen legs. He consulted how to treat his swollen lupus legs. In the following, there is an answer. ( If you need any help, you can also leave a message or send emails to kidney-healthy@hotmail.com. Our doctors will give you a reply within 24 hours. )

What causes swollen lupus legs?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system begins to attack normal and healthy tissue. If it attacks your kidney, there may be inflammatory response in your kidneys. Over time, kidney function declines so that it can not regulate the fluid and electrolyte balance. This can cause swelling in the body. Another reason is that the leakage of protein may lead to the decrease of plasma colloid osmotic pressure so that fluids are oppressed into tissue space, resulting in swelling.

How to treat swollen lupus legs?

-Healthy lifestyle
*Do not stand for a long time.

*A low salt and low protein diet can reduce water retention and accompanying swelling. Beside, you should limit your fluid intake. But some teas have the function of diuretic, such as dandelion tea and nettle leaf tea.

*Do leg exercises can also help promote optimal circulation and pumps fluids that have accumulated in your legs back towards your heart.

*Elevate your legs above the level of your heart is also helpful.


Diuretics are often prescribed to remove the excess fluid from your body. If it is caused by proteinuria, you should take some steroids to control protein leakage. But these medicines can only control the symptoms.

Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies, such as Medicated Bath, Enema Therapy, Circle Therapy, Acupuncture and Moxibustion. They can not only is helpful for your kidneys, but also your immune system. Then your Lupus Nephritis can be brought under controlled.

If you suffer from swollen legs, you had better attach importance, or it may aggravate your illness. For more information, please contact our online doctors.


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