About Lupus

Lupus and Your Kidneys

Having lupus increases the chances that you’ll develop problems with your kidneys—the organ duo that takes out waste and extra water from the blood and helps to control blood pressure, among many other things.

Dr. Suzanne El-Sayegh described how the kidneys work, and what you can do to keep them in the best shape possible. There’s nothing to lose—and possibly a lot to gain!

From the 2010 New York City Hospital Tour