One of the most dreadful signs of lupus is inflammation of the kidney. In medical language, it is referred to as nephritis. It severely affects the normal functioning of the kidney, which is why the organism fails to purify the blood, remove harmful toxins, and perform other normal functions. Almost half lupus patients develop kidney problems that are clinically evident.
Some of the major conditions are hypertension, darker urine, blood in the urine, excessive proteins in the urine, cellular casts in the urine, flank pain, swelling of your legs and feet, and frequent urination. These symptoms are generally noticed too late, especially when the diagnosis is delayed. Renal biopsy and prompt kidney monitoring tests should be ordered by a physician to determine an appropriate treatment plan for the patient. Ignorance can further deteriorate a patient’s health, and chances of end-stage renal disease are enhanced as the diagnosis delays.