IgA Nephropathy is the most common form of glomerulonephritis. Is IgA Nephropathy considered as a serious physical problem? Let’s get facts on this kind of kidney disease.
What is IgA Nephropathy?
IgA refers to immunoglobulin A, a kind of protein. The damaged caused by the accumulation of this protein on glomeruli, which are the tiny filtering units of the kidney.
What are the signs and symptoms of IgA Nephropathy?
The most common signs is blood in the urine. It is caused by leakage of red blood cells. Another common sign is swelling on the eyes, hands, feet or ankles.
As loss of kidney function progresses, symptoms may include pain in the back below the ribs, increased need to urinate (especially at night), fatigue, nausea, swelling of hands and feet and high blood pressure.
How serious is IgA Nephropathy?
Twenty to forty percent of the patients develop End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) about 20 years after the onset of symptoms. Patients who have elevated serum creatinine levels at the time of their diagnosis are more likely to develop Chronic Kidney Failure . In general, a poor prognosis is expected for those patients who have blood pressure, high urine protein, and a significant amount of damaged present in their biopsy specimen.
How is IgA Nephropathy treated?
In the past, treatments are taken to limit the proteinuria and control blood pressure in the diet and if necessary, through medication. If these treatments are not enough after a few months, then corticosteroids, such as prednisone, may also be considered. Fish oil has also been used as a treatment. Discuss with your doctor for right medications.
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