Lupus is one autoimmune disease that can attack many organs and systems. For people with Lupus, swollen face, or facial swelling, is one common symptom. However, lupus itself usually doesn’t cause swollen face directly. To make clear the causes of swollen face for Lupus should be the first step to manage it.
Swollen face and Lupus
From the above content, we have known Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that can lead to a series of problems for various organs, while kidneys are involved in Lupus easily. Once Lupus begins to attack kidney filters, the remarkable excretory organ, swelling is more likely to appear in patients’ face, lower legs, ankles and so on. Honestly speaking, fluid retention and a large amount of protein leakage are the direct causes.
How to treat swollen face for Lupus?
Based on the causes, we give out some suggestions to manage this problem.
- Limit the intake of fluid and sodium: Sodium is one mineral that can make more fluid retain in the body and worsen patients’ condition. Therefore, this step is necessary to deal with swollen face.
- Take in high-quality protein: Fish, milk, egg white and other sources of high-quality protein can help increase plasma osmotic pressure, so as to prevent fluid from accumulating in certain organs or regions. If patients still have high kidney function level, 0.8g/kg of protein one daily is good. (If no, you can send your test report to email@example.com, so doctors can tell the correct amount of protein intake and food choice.)
- Drink some herbal tea: Dandelion root, nettle leaf, corn silk, salvia and some other kinds of herbal tea can help stimulate kidneys to produce more urine and increase urine output. Choose one useful herbal tea to try.
- Medicated Bath: Medicated Bath is one natural remedy that can improve patients’ blood circulation and stimulate sweating, so more fluid and toxins can be removed out by circulatory system and skin.
These methods do help to alleviate swollen face, but they may not replace medical therapy. If necessary, you have to take some medications as online doctor guides.