Henoch-Schönlein purpura is one of the most common causes of vasculitis. It typically occurs in children between 3-10 years old. The exact aetiology is still unknown. In most cases, it is self-limiting disease. Therefore, about half of affected children need hospitalization for medical management.
If you are experiencing purpura nephritis, you may have one or more of the following symptoms.
- high blood pressure
- severe pain
- gastrointestinal bleeding
To determine your exact diagnosis, your doctor may suggest you to take skin biopsy.
In the early stage of HSP, you may find the affected people lose weight. Therefore, patients are suggested to eat well. However, when it progresses into purpura nephritis, you are suggested to:
If affected people with purpura nephritis don’t have edema or high blood pressure, there is no strict rule on sodium intake. But if they have either of the symptom, they are suggested to take less sodium.
It is better for you to talk with your doctor to measure the right amount and type of protein intake. If you cannot take enough protein, you may suffer from frequent infection, swelling, causing more serious condition. But if you take a high-protein diet, it increases stress on your damaged kidneys.
The water intake depends on patients’ urine quantity and swellings. It’s a best choice to talk with your doctors.
Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis is a rare kidney disease leading to chronic kidney disease in a non-negligible percentage of patients. Treatments on Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis differ with different aims, which may conclude:
-drugs to relive your symptoms and prevent complications
-drugs to suppress your immune system attack your own organs or cells.
-therapies to treat the underlying kidney damages, such as TCM therapy.
-treatments to replace your kidneys to filter blood, such as dialysis