Lupus causes your immune system to attack healthy cells in different parts of your body. When your immune system attacks your kidneys, it is called lupus nephritis. If you have lupus, there is a 50% (1 in 2) chance that you will develop lupus nephritis. Symptoms of lupus nephritis can also look like symptoms of other diseases, so it is important that get your kidney function tested regularly to check for kidney damage. Finding and treating lupus nephritis early can help prevent kidney failure.
For Lupus Awareness Month, join nephrologist, Anika Lucas, MD, MTS to get looped in on lupus nephritis:
Understand your risk for lupus nephritis
Find out what you can do to protect your kidneys
Get tips for how to get the care you need