Blood in urine, or hematuria, is one common symptom of Lupus. If left alone, hematuria may cause more serious problems like renal anemia. Therefore, it is necessary to alleviate blood in urine for Lupus patients actively.
Why do Lupus patients have blood in urine?
Lupus, also known as SLE, is one autoimmune disorder. In the early stage, most Lupus patients have an obvious bleeding tendency, so simple hematuria appears commonly in Lupus. Besides, some other conditions may also lead to hematuria.
- Urinary tract infections: With abnormal immune system and side effects of immunosuppressants, Lupus patients are at a high risk of infections including urinary tract infections. Hematuria or blood in urine is just one sign of urinary tract infections.
- Lupus Nephritis: Kidneys are potential organs that are involved in Lupus easily. When Lupus causes damage to kidneys, we call it Lupus Nephritis. As kidney filters are impaired, red blood cells will leak from kidneys into urine.
How to ease blood in urine for Lupus patients?
Since various conditions can cause hematuria for Lupus patients, the treatments should be taken according to the cause. Therefore, patients should firstly make clear the cause and then accept corresponding treatment.
If you only have hematuria and no swelling, it is one normal symptom of Lupus. In this case, what you need to do is to control Lupus and prevent its complications. Plasms exchange, immunosuppressants, blood purification therapy and Immunotherapy can be selected with doctor’s guidance.
If blood in urine is due to urinary tract infections, you should drink enough water and cranberry juice or even take antibiotics. Besides, Medicated Bath can also help ease hematuria, because it can help improve patients’ immunity.
If blood in urine is associated with Lupus Nephritis, some treatments that can help repair damaged kidney cells and normalize immune system are needed. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Micro-Chinese Medicine Hot Compress Therapy, Polluted Blood Therapy, etc, are good choices. You can consult the doctor online to see which one is suitable for you.