Lupus Nephritis Urine Samples: What They Tell Us
What Dr. Thomas Discusses in the Video
– Why getting a lupus nephritis urine sample is important for all systemic lupus patients
– How to properly collect a urine specimen: Systemic lupus patients should give a urine sample every 3 months per the 2020 EULAR (European Union League Against Rheumatism) guidelines developed for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lupus nephritis. Catching a mid-stream clean catch sample is best.
– The symptoms of lupus nephritis
Did you know that no symptoms are the most common in early lupus nephritis?
– The different kinds of lupus nephritis. We divide them into 5 classes: we usually do not treat classes I and II. Class VI requires dialysis. The classification system does not include all possible results, like “lupus podocytopathy.”
– Doctors do a kidney biopsy to diagnose lupus nephritis accurately.
– The importance of diet, exercise, and mindfulness. Practicing “The Lupus Secrets” is one of the best things you can do!
– How it is treated
– What happens when it is not treated? Classes III, and IV usually result in complete kidney failure and the need for dialysis when not treated. This occurs almost 100% of the time. Yet, many patients can go into remission with treatment if diagnosed and treated quickly.
– How to get the most out of virtual online doctor visits.
– An online support group for people who have lupus nephritis.
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