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Purpura Nephritis

purpura nephritis basics

Purpura Nephritis is a kidney conditions caused by Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis. Purpura is a systemic vasculitic disorder which not only affects kidneys, but also other parts, such as skin, joints, gastrointestinal tract and other organs.

Purpura Nephritis Cause

Purpura Nephritis is generally considered to be an immune complex-mediated disease characterized by the presence of polymeric IgA. Simply speaking, patients with Purpura have a poor or abnormal immune system. And when virus or bacteria attack the body, the immune system releases extra or failed antibodies which combine with the harmful substances in the blood. The new combined mass is called immune complexes which flow with the blood and lodges on the kidneys, causing kidney inflammation. Thereby, abnormal immune system and kidney damages are two parts that the treatment should deal with.

Purpura Nephritis Risk Factors

The following risk factors increase the Purpura nephritis incidences:

- Your Race. White and Asian children are more often to develop Purpura nephritis than black children are.

- Your Gender. Boys are more likely to develop the disease then girls.

- Your Age. The disease is more common in children and young adults, with the majority of cases happening in young children between 4 and 6 years of age.

- Infection. Infection or some bacterial or viral illness increases the Purpura Nephritis Incidence.

- Season. Purpura Nephritis happens rarely in summer and mainly in other 3 seasons.

Test and Diagnosis

Test is ordered, when your doctor suspect that you are suffering from Purpura nephritis. To make a final diagnosis and find a right treatment plan, the following tests may be used:

- blood tests

- urine tests

- Antigen Tests

- Ig tests

- Blood Urine Location Tests

- Complement Tests

- Lymphocyte Subpopulation Tests

- Toxins in Blood Tests

If you are diagnosed with Purpura Nephritis or are suspected with Purpura nephritis, talk with your doctor immediately.

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purpura nephritis symptoms

Purpura Nephritis symptoms vary from person to person and in some patients, they may live the disease for a long time without realization. The following are some common symptoms of Purpura nephritis for your reference.

High blood pressure.

About 20~40% of Purpura nephritis patients develops high blood pressure.

Stomachache.

Stomachache usually happens in patients with lupus nephritis and patients may also feel nausea and vomiting, when this symptom occurs.

Joint pain.

Pain in joint, knee, hands and feet may happen in Purpura Nephritis patients.

Rash.

Reddish-purple spots, which look like bruises, are the most distinctive and universal sign of Purpura. It may appear in face, legs, feet, arms and trunk.

Edema.

Swollen joints in knees and ankles are common to see in patients with Purpura Nephritis.

If you have two or more the symptoms above, you are suggested to have tests as soon as possible.

If you have been diagnosed with Purpura Nephritis, we're here to help. Call us: +86-311-86954186 OR Email us: kidneyabc@hotmail.com(Monday through Sunday) to make an appointment.

Many treatments for Purpura Nephritis are available. The control of Purpura nephritis should achieve the following goals:

purpura nephritis treatment

- alleviating symptoms

- rebuilding immune system

- improving kidney function

Here is the common treatment of Purpura Nephritis currently.

Steroid Therapy

Steroid therapy is used to deal with both acute and chronic diseases, which is generally prescribed to suppress inflammation. Steroid therapy mainly is used to treat the symptoms of lupus nephritis, such as fatigue, weight loss, nausea, edema, vomiting, proteinuria and blood in urine etc.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was established more than 2500 years ago. This therapy is characterized with natural pattern and low side effects. TCM helps deal with the symptoms of Purpura nephritis and improve kidney functions.

TCM has various forms and you may know them as Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, medicated bath and cupping etc.

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy currently is suggested by many doctors for its systemic effects, which uses special tests to evaluate the medical conditions and uses low side effects steroids to control kidney inflammation; Besides, some blood purification techniques may also be used to cleanse the Purpura or other toxins, immune complexes in the blood. And TCM is also involved to repair the damaged tissues and improve kidney functions.

Dialysis

Dialysis is used when the kidneys cannot remove all the toxins in the blood. Toxins build-up causes serious complications, such as high blood pressure, heart failure and liver disease etc.

Dialysis helps remove a few waste products in the blood, such as BUN, serum creatinine, and urea etc. In fact, besides these harmful substances, there are a large amount of toxins that the dialysis cannot deal with. And other therapies, such hemodperfusion, hemofiltration, immune adsorbption and CRRT are necessary.

Kidney Transplant

The surgical procedure is ordered to place a functioning kidney from a donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly. If compatible living donor isn't available, you have to register on the waiting list which may keep you waiting for years.

Besides treatment, lifestyle changes benefit Purpura Nephritis recovery a lot.

If you have been diagnosed with Purpura Nephritis, we're here to help. Call us: +86-311-86954186 OR Email us: kidneyabc@hotmail.com(Monday through Sunday) to make an appointment.

purpura nephritis tests

Here is the overview of Purpura nephritis tests for your reference.

Routine Tests

Urine test: blood or protein in urine is the most common signs for nephritis.

Blood test: kidneys work to remove harmful substances from the blood in normal conditions. Thereby, the elevated levels of these substances indicate kidney function decline.

Kidney biopsy: Examining the tissue with a microscope can confirm the diagnosis of lupus nephritis. This test may harm your kidneys. Some special tests help make the final diagnosis without kidney biopsy.

Special Tests

● Antigen Tests: to find out the antigen of Purpura; to direct your doctor to choose treatment and drugs.

● Ig tests: to monitor humoral immune function. Especially, elevated IgA level usually is an indicator of Purpura.

● Blood Urine Location Tests: to find out where the blood cells from, glomeruli or urinary tract; the severity of blood urine; to offer direction for the drug use.

● Complement Tests: to help diagnose the activity of Purpura.

● Lymphocyte Subpopulation Tests: to help monitor the effectiveness of kidney disease treatment you are taking; to monitor your immune system and help you decide whether, when, how to start immune treatment and other therapies to prevent infections.

● Toxins in Blood Tests: to offer an overview of waste products in your blood, which helps your doctor choose right method to clean your blood. Various toxins need different blood dialysers. In addition, the tests give directions to improve your prognosis.

If you have been diagnosed with Purpura Nephritis, we're here to help. Call us: +86-311-86954186 OR Email us: kidneyabc@hotmail.com(Monday through Sunday) to make an appointment.

purpura nephritis knowledge

Life expectancy

The life expectancy of lupus nephritis is different from person to person. It is associated with many factors, such as your general health condition, your disease severity, the treatment and lifestyle you are taking etc. However, according to a survey which involves 90 women Purpura nephritis patients and the results is prescribed as "Long-term patient and renal survival of 90 patients diagnosed with Purpura nephritis at our center from 1968 to 2001 with a follow-up time of 14+/-8 years was retrospectively evaluated. Patient and kidney survival significantly increased over time. "

Future pregnancy

If women suffered Purpura nephritis in the childhood, she would increase the risk of high blood pressure during pregnancy. And surely a thing is that pregnance will overload your kidneys, which may call the kidney disease back or worsening the disease.

If you have Purpura nephritis or have the history, you need to have a talk with your doctor firstly, before you decide to have a baby.

Go to see a doctor

Before you go to a doctor, you need a well-managed preparation for the appointment. You are suggested to write down the questions that you want to know about your medical condition. Keep the symptoms and you feelings about the disease in your mind. Rethink the accurate time that the first symptom appears.

The questions that may help you know more about your Purpura Nephritis, including:

- What cause my symptoms?

- What tests are recommended to make a final diagnosis?

- Is it temporary or chronic?

- What are the recommended treatments?

- What the side effects of the treatments?

Once your Purpura affects your kidneys, you need to see a doctor for regular checkups to monitor the kidney functions. More than 1/3 patients would experience the relapse of the disease. Thereby, the treatment you choose should focus on both the kidney damages and root cause—abnormal immune system.

If you have been diagnosed with Purpura Nephritis, we're here to help. Call us: +86-311-86954186 OR Email us: kidneyabc@hotmail.com(Monday through Sunday) to make an appointment.

purpura nephritis health care

Purpura Nephritis is the inflammation of the blood vessels that leads to bleeding in the capillaries of the kidneys. If you happen to be a person with this disease, you may suffer from blood in urine, protein in urine, high blood pressure, aching joints, nausea, vomiting etc. Healthcare for Purpura Nephritis may help alleviate your symptoms.

Diet

There is no specific diet is available for Purpura Nephritis patients, however the bland diet is suggested for it can alleviate the gastrointestinal symptoms. Spicy and salty food should be avoided in the bland diet list. Fruits, vegetables, rice, toast and applesauce are good choices.

One of the Purpura Nephritis symptoms is gastrointestinal problem which make many patients hardly absorb enough nutrition. Make healthy choices of easily tolerated foods to get the most nutrition from the foods that you eat. In addition to foods on the BRAT diet, boiled eggs, soups and noodles are good choices.

As for the water consumption, it may vary from condition to condition. It is significant to keep hydrated when you are diagnosed with Purpura Nephritis. The condition normally clears up on its own over a period of weeks, but during that time, you are suggested to drink enough water, sports drinks or herbal tea to remain hydrated.

In addition, some drinks should be avoided, such as cola, milk, coffee. All of them are bad for your condition.

Mood Management

Many Purpura nephritis patients realize that the frequent mood swings. Some natural way helps to mange your mood well.

Talk with others

When something makes your mood swings, the suggested way is to speak them out, especially if it is a recurring problem. It is a good idea to talk about your problems with other patients or with your doctors, they are easier to understand your situations than others. .

Walking

Exercise is a good way to beat back anxiety and depression. For Purpura nephritis, walking is an easy and good choice. In addition, if you keep walking for long time, you will find its benefit in alleviating your symptoms.

If you have been diagnosed with Purpura Nephritis, we're here to help. Call us: +86-311-86954186 OR Email us: kidneyabc@hotmail.com(Monday through Sunday) to make an appointment.

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