Up to 60% of all people with lupus will develop kidney complications.
Kidney disease often presents without obvious symptoms. Because of this, it is important to be on the lookout for the following symptoms:
1. Foamy urine
2. Blood in the urine
3. Dark urine
4. Changes in the frequency of urination
5. Water retention or weight gain throughout the body, including the legs and hands
@A MyLupusTeam Member according to the Mayo Clinic...
Normal urine is clear and has a straw-yellow color. While the odor of urine can vary somewhat, in most cases, it does not have a strong smell. With dehydration, the urine is more concentrated and may have a stronger ammonia scent than normal.
Always consult with your doctor if you have any concerns.
I was diagnoised with high blood pressure in my kidneys about 3yrs ago. After finding that out, I started researching lupus and kidney disease. I found out that Flaxseed is good for people with lupus and kidney disease. I add a tablespoon of flaxseed to my grits or orange juice everyday and drink plenty of water throughout the day. My kidney doctor started noticing changes in my kidney functions and blood pressure.
I'm hurting today. I have pain in lower back, right lung area and right hand fingers, thumb etc. Life is challenging, but am enduring with a smile. I did get my flu shot though and haven't gotten the flu. Remember to always wash your hands, running your hands and between fingers, our immune system is weaker than others.☺
I my rheumatologist checks mine with the rest of my lab test. I try to drink more water if I see my urine getting to dark. I drink more now than I was younger. It does a make a difference.
I had Kidney Disease before I was diagnosed with Lupus. I get my creatinine checked every Monday because I do in Home IV treatments 6 days a week. It’s important for everyone to drink adequate water, and try to stay away from caffeinated beverages. This is a wonderful place to learn from each other. 💜