Re: DNA(Double strand) & ANA positive
Hi & welcome! Please know I'm only a patient. But my understanding is that kidney filtering damage is "silent". It happens without our being aware of it. Therefore our doctors do routine urinalysis & bloodwork to watch for it; then, if detected, they send us to a nephrologist.
Where major organs are under attack, the lightest class of meds (anti-malarials) aren't enough. So, yes, stonger meds, meaning steroids and/or immunosuppressants, are definitely the standard reponse in this situation. Also, drs. may ask patients to reduce protein consumption.
I hope your next tests show improvement! And that others here who've been thru this post soon. Best wishes, sincerely, Vee