Can IgA Nephropathy occur without a inflammation? Absolutely not. You should know some information about this kidney disease.
What is IgA Nephropathy?
IgA nephropathy is the most common form of glomerulonephritis (inflammation of the kidney glomeruli). The disease is characterized by deposition of immune deposits, predominantly containing polymeric IgA antibody, in the glomerular mesangium of the kidney that cause inflammation and renal damage.
How serious is IgA Nephropathy?
IgA Nephropathy can occur at any age, but about 80 percentage people are diagnosed at 16-35 years old. It has been estimated that 20-40% of patients with IgA Nephropathy slowly progress to Renal Failure, also called End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), within 5 to 30 years following diagnosis.
If this kidney disease develops into renal failure, dialysis or kidney transplant is required.
What are the symptoms of IgA Nephropathy?
All the symptoms are due to kidney damage. When deposition of excessive immunoglobulin A cause inflammation on glomeruli, the tiny filters of kidneys, many problems occur.
-Large amount of protein leakage in urine
-Blood in urine occur repeatedly, and persistents for about 3 days. It is usually seen after upper respiratory infection ( URI ).
- Pain in the side(s) of your back below your ribs (flank)
- Swelling (edema) in your hands and feet
- High blood pressure
What can you do to manage IgA Nephropathy?
There is no cure for IgA Nephropathy, but treatment with a number of medications can slow the progression of this kidney disease. You should consult your doctor for medicines right for you.
Generally speaking, medicines are prescribed for relieving symptoms.
-Taking angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) to lower blood pressure and reduce the amount of protein (albumin) in urine.
-Omega-3 fatty acids. These beneficial fats, available in dietary fish oil supplements, may reduce inflammation in the glomeruli without harmful side effects. Refer to “Is 12g Fish Oil OK for IgA Nephropathy Patient”.
This therapy has six steps to restore the normal immune system, so that the body won’t secret excessive IgA. During each step, the medicines, Chinese herbal formula. As for the specific treatment course, you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will reply you within 24 hours.