Peeing in a
is way worse.
Choosing to prioritize your kidney health might be uncomfortable, but the reality is that up to 30% of people who live with lupus nephritis will experience kidney failure, which can lead to dialysis or even a kidney transplant. Luckily there are steps you can take now—like scheduling routine tests and asking your doctor about treatment options—to help prevent further damage. Talk to your doctor to learn more about routine testing and treatment.
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living with lupus nephritis will
experience kidney failure
testing AT LEAST EVERY 3 MONTHS
to help your doctor closely monitor
your kidney health
GREATER for people living with lupus nephritis than people with lupus without kidney involvement
SYMPTOMS YOU CAN
Lupus nephritis can be silent, but it is serious. Just because you don’t always notice the symptoms doesn’t mean they aren’t there. You can keep an eye out for things like:
(usually in the feet, ankles, or legs)
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are you ready
can be a lot.
can be a lot.
Bringing the right information and being prepared for your appointments can make all the difference in your lupus nephritis management. It can also help you better advocate for yourself and your health at the doctor’s office. Try some of these tips to get ready for your next appointment.
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