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The Visible Symptoms of Lupus Nephritis

The Visible Symptoms of Lupus NephritisLupus Nephritis describes that SLE causes inflammation in kidney, causing kidney damage and affecting kidney function. In addition, many symptoms can appear very obviously. Here we will introduce some visible symptoms of Lupus Nephritis, which can help you identify if you have Lupus Nephritis. Now see the below:

Five leading symptoms of Lupus Nephritis can be seen by patients.

1. Foamy urine

Due to damage in glomeruli area, protein in blood can leak out from glomerular filtration membrane. In this way, proteinuria can be caused, making urine seem foamy.

Proteinuria is a common symptoms of Lupus Nephritis.

2. High blood pressure

For patients with Lupus Nephritis, as kidney function declines, many wastes and toxins can’t be removed from body through urine, leading to deposition of wastes and toxins. In this case, blood vessels can have more pressure, and is very prone to high blood pressure. High blood pressure always cause headache, short breath, etc.

3. Swelling

Fluids can’t be eliminated because of declined kidney function, resulting in water retention. In this case, swelling can be caused in ankle, legs and face. If not controlled well, it can occur on any part of body for patients with Lupus Nephritis.

4. Urine changes

Kidney tubules can be damaged by Lupus Nephritis, so fluids in blood can’t be reabsorbed by kidney tubules. Thus, urine volume can elevate, especially at night.

5. Blood in urine

In the similar way as proteinuria, red blood cells can also leak out through urine, leading to blood in urine. Blood in urine can be divided into two kinds: microscopic hematuria and gross hematuria.

In addition, fever, skin problems and weight gain can also be caused by Lupus Nephritis.

The above symptoms are very common and visible for patients with Lupus Nephritis. People in daily life should take notice of these symptoms. If you have any question or get more information, contact us freely any time.

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