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Swelling and Cramping from IgA Nephropathy

2014-08-31 03:16

Swelling and Cramping from IgA NephropathyIgA nephropathy, also known as Berger's disease, is a kidney disease that occurs when an antibody called immunoglobulin A (IgA) lodges in your kidneys. This can lead to many symptoms such as swelling and cramping.


The accumulation of immunoglobulin A will cause local inflammation that over time, may hamper your kidneys’ ability to filter waste, excess water and electrolytes from your blood. In addition, the damaged kidneys cannot keep the balance of some elements such as sodium. Water-sodium retention is the cause of swelling.

Cramping or muscle cramps are also common in IgA Nephropathy. First of all, accumulation of wastes and toxins will damage the nerves so that they cause cramping. Secondly, hypokalemia (low potassium level in the blood) that usually happen in the advanced stages of kidney disease may be also the cause of cramping.

If you have swelling and cramping, and meanwhile you are taking some medicines such as immunosuppressive agents, you should be careful about the dosage of the medicines, because long term of this kind of medicines will bring side effects, including swelling and muscle cramps.


1. Control your sodium intake

2. keep a balanced potassium diet

3. Chinese herbal tea

Compared with over-the-counter drugs, Chinese herbs are more natural. Dandelion, nettle, corn silks, plantain herbs, rhizome of lalang, rheum officinale and poria cocos are used as natural diuretics. They can help the kidneys produce more urine output so as to filter extra fluid and wastes. Therefore, they can help you relieve swelling and cramping.

4. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

This therapy is also based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been well known around the world. This therapy can help IgA Nephropathy promote blood circulation and repair damaged renal intrinsic cells. By this way, you can get a normal immune system and speed up the filtration of immune complexes. Then swelling and cramping can be relieve or even stopped.

You can trust it to treat IgA Nephropathy. Timely and proper treatment can help you improve your life quality to a large extent. Any question, please contact us.

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