Is Stage 4 Lupus Nephritis Deadly? Lupus Nephritis is one condition in which Lupus attacks kidneys. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) divides Lupus Nephritis into 5 stages. Stage 4 Lupus Nephritis indicates kidneys are functioning at 15%~29%.
Stage 4 Lupus Nephritis
Lupus refers to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) that is caused by autoimmune disorder. Kidneys, heart, skin, blood system, etc, are involved in Lupus easily. As kidney functioning tissues are damaged by Lupus, patients’ GFR will decline gradually. Stage 4 Lupus Nephritis is one stage that kidneys have been damaged severely. If uncontrolled effectively, patients’ illness condition is more likely to progress into end stage Lupus Nephritis or kidney failure quickly.
Is Stage 4 Lupus Nephritis serious?
From the above analysis, we can know kidneys in Stage 4 Lupus Nephritis must not work properly, so a series of problems and symptoms occur. Some of them are even life-threatening. Therefore, Lupus Nephritis in stage does need to be controlled timely. Otherwise, dialysis or kidney transplant will be these patients’ only choice.
How to reverse stage 4 lupus nephritis?
Since this type of kidney disease is caused by autoimmune disorder, the treatment should begin from removing immune complexes and regulating immune system. From this perspective, Immunotherapy is worth a try.
In first three steps, this therapy can block further kidney damage, increase the kidneys’ tolerance ability to immune complexes and eliminate immune complexes from the body. In the later three steps, Immunotherapy can help nourish impaired kidneys and prompt these cells’ restoration. Finally, patients’ kidney function level increases gradually that means Stage 4 Lupus Nephritis is reversed successfully.
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