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Homeopathy for Lupus Nephritis

Lupus nephritis is renal disease secondary to SLE that most commonly results from immune complex glomerulonephritis. SLE is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system produces antibodies. Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine.

What is lupus Nephritis?

Lupus nephritis is renal disease secondary to SLE that most commonly results from immune complex glomerulonephritis.

Causes of lupus nephritis

SLE is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system produces antibodies, or proteins used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects, such as bacteria and viruses. In SLE, however, the antibodies attack healthy tissue in the body, including internal organs, which leads to widespread inflammation and tissue damage. The cause of SLE is yet not known but it is believed that the disease is linked to genetic, environmental, and hormonal factors. People with SLE often experience cycles of illness and remission. SLE can affect the joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys, and blood vessels.

Since SLE affect kidneys, Lupus nephritis results as a complication of this condition.

Sign and symptoms of lupus nephritis

  • Haematuria or blood in urine
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Foamy appearance of urine
  • Swelling in different areas of body.

Diagnosis of lupus nephritis

Decreased kidney functions, edema, hypertension, may be found during physical examination. Laboratory tests mainly include:

  • ANA titer
  • Blood urea nitrogen and creatinine
  • Urinalysis
  • Complement levels
  • Urine protein

Kidney biopsy can be done in  cases of lupus nephritis in order to find out appropriate treatment.


Homeopathic management for lupus nephritis

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat lupus nephritis symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat lupus nephritis symptoms that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.  For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of lupus nephritis symptoms:

Nitric Acid, Lycopodium, Thuja, Causticum, Cistus Can, Hydrochloric Acid, Kali Bi, Kreosote, Kali Sulph, Natrum Mur, Phosphorous, Phytolacca, Psorinum, Silicea, Sulphur, Cantharis, Apis Mel, Benzoic Acid, Mercurius, Pulsatilla,  Rhus Tox, Sarsaparilla, and many other medicines.

About the author

Dr. Manisha Bhatia

M.D. (Hom), CICH (Greece)
Dr. (Mrs) Manisha Bhatia is a leading homeopathy doctor working in Jaipur, India. She has studied with Prof. George Vithoulkas at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. She is the Director of Asha Homeopathy Medical Center, Jaipur's leading clinic for homeopathy treatment and has been practicing since 2004.

She writes for Hpathy.com about homeopathic medicines and their therapeutic indications and homeopathy treatment in various diseases. She is also Associate Professor, HoD and PG Guide at S.K. Homeopathy Medical College. To consult her online, - visit Dr. Bhatia's website.


  • Respected sir/madam, my son aged 19 yrs diagiosned with lupus nephrities. pl advice the treatment plan.Presently he is under medication at army Hosp Delhi. I am worried about his health and study also. He is a bright student and preparing for medical entrance. Sir pl help

  • I am a patient of Lupus Nephritis and Nephrotic Syndrome and have a createnine of 7 and What is the purpose of Apis Mel in my treatement? Is it for Protein retention? My current prescribed medicines include Lycopodium 30, Cantharis 200, Apis Mel 6, Acon, Pyrogen 200, Medorah 200, Sulph NV

  • Hello Mam,
    My wife is a patient of lupus nephrities Class IV. Is there any treatment available for the same.

    • extreme analytical nature crtical type personality are prone to nephritic type diseases,in serious condition homeopaths Kent like followers prescribe single remedy heavy atomic weight metals in potency like Iridium.one must consult experienced homeopath in person and not depend hearsay non professionals.

  • OTTO LEESER has left serious observation for future homeopaths that CALC SULPH be studied seriously for LUPUS polyps cysts Myoma uterine fibroids,his experience is for mastoiditis,books tell use it after pus makes a vent.Calc element Ricketic-Scrofulous syndrome is serious malady,Calc Phos constitution school headache may transit to active tuberculosis.calcium assimilation defect cannot be removed by calcium tablets one may end in kidney stone,milk has sufficient calcium calc element will improve milk digestion and sulph element clear body of debris.

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