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Can Rheumatic Arthritis Cause Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2013-09-01 17:06

Rheumatic arthritis is an autoimmune disorder which can involve many tissues and organs in body.When kidneys are involved, it may lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Rheumatic arthritis

Rheumatic arthritis is an autoimmune disorder.Immune system is a protective system which can protect the body against infection. However, in some cases, the immune system fails to work normally and mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues, resulting in inflammation.Rheumatoid arthritis typically causes joint problems.Additionally,skin,eyes,lungs and blood vessels also can be involved.

How dose rheumatic arthritis cause chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Kidneys are composed of a cluster of small blood vessels.In right condition,the wastes and excess fluid are filtered by the blood vessels.Meanwhile,the useful substances will be retained in body.However,if the immune system attacks the small blood vessels in kidneys, it will cause inflammation in kidneys, thus resulting in progressive renal decline and chronic kidney disease (CKD).

How to detect if your kidneys have been involved by rheumatic arthritis? You can chat with our online doctor for an answer now!

Treatment for rheumatic arthritis induced chronic kidney disease (CKD)

The progressive renal function decline in chronic kidney disease (CKD) results from the inflammation of nephrons caused by abnormal immune system.Therefore,to treat rheumatic arthritis induced chronic kidney disease (CKD), the primary goal of treatment is to correct the immune dysfunction and stop it from attacking nephrons.

Immunotherapy can correct the immune system and rebuild normal immune system.Therefore,it can recover the protective function of the immune system.

As the small blood vessels in kidneys have been inflamed and even impaired, it is important to revere the blood vessels damage and make the kidneys work more efficiently.In this treatment step, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy will be intervened. It can activate the self-healing system in body and can stimulate the self-regeneration of the small blood vessels in kidneys. In this way, the kidneys will have an improvement of renal function.

However, not all patients with rheumatic arthritis will develop chronic kidney disease( CKD). How to prevent kidney problem? Email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com  for precautious measures.

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