Swelling in case of lupus erythematosus

Edema in diffuse connective tissue diseases

Swelling in systemic lupus erythematosus

Edema caused by the development of nephrotic syndrome, often occur in diffuse connective tissue diseases, especially in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Nephrotic syndrome in the chronic form of systemic lupus erythematosusdevelops usually during one of the exacerbations of the disease 5-10 years after its onset. The extrarenal signs of systemic lupus erythematosus are quite pronounced by this time, which makes it easier to find out the cause of the syndrome. Young women usually get sick. Edema develops quite sharply and rapidly reaches considerable dimensions.

When extrarenal manifestations of systemic redlupus is absent, the lupus nature of nephritis should be suspected when developing in a young woman suffering from nephritis anemia, leukopenia, a sharp acceleration of erythrocyte sedimentation. In more definite periods of the disease, a polysyndromic clinical picture develops in all patients with lupus-nephritis (arthralgia, pleurisy, myocarditis, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly).

Gammaglobulin content in the blood and urine with lupus-nephritis is increased, whereas whennephrotic syndrome of the classical type, the content of gamma globulins in the blood is below normal. Hypercholesterolemia is characteristic of the nephrotic phase of chronic nephritis; with lupus nephritis complicated by nephrotic syndrome, the cholesterol content in the blood often remains normal. During exacerbation, and sometimes during remission in the blood, it is possible to detect lupus cells. The results of puncture biopsies can be of great help in identifying the cause of nephrotic syndrome.

Patients with amyloidosis do not show for a long timeany complaints. Only the appearance of edema, their spread, increased general weakness, a sharp decline in activity, the development of renal failure, arterial hypertension, adherence.

Patients with amyloidosis do not show for a long timeany complaints. Only the appearance of edema, their spread, increased general weakness, a sharp decline in activity, the development of renal failure, arterial hypertension, adherence.

Clinical characteristics of edematous syndrome Most often, edema in patients is associated with heart disease. Less common are edema, which is based on lesions.

Diseases of the heart, in which edema is observed in patients, are chronic heart failure, the tahisystolic form of atrial fibrillation.

With the progression of circulatory failure, edematous fluid appears in the cavities in the form of hydropericarditis, ascites. The appearance of swelling is evidence.

Diagnosis is based on the data of clinical and instrumental research, the establishment of the underlying disease, which led to the development of heart failure.

Traditional medicine for edema associated with heart disease, suggests the use of the following medicinal plants. Birch leaves - 20 g. Brew by one.