IgA Nephropathy is a glomerular inflammation caused by accumulation of immunoglobulin A. Blood in urine can be seen in the early stages. You can get information about cause and treatment for blood urine in IgA Nephropathy.
Large amount of immunoglobulin A deposits in the mesangial cells, causing inflammation and cell proliferation. Therefore, the kidneys are damaged due to shortage of blood volume and oxygen. Then, red blood cells leaks our, forming hematuria (blood in urine). It can be visible by eyes or is only detectable under microscope.
At the beginning, blood in urine is visible by eye. It repeated when patients have upper respiratory infection ( URI ), fever or diarrhea.
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Treatment should vary from person to person, since patients may have different symptoms. Here is a general guidance.
-Improve immunity. Hematuria is both symptoms but a factor affecting the prognosis of IgA Nephropathy. About 60% patients have hematuria after having a cold. The main reason is that they have low immunity, leading bacteria attacking the kidneys. Therefore, patients should enhance immunity by diet or exercise.
-Surgery. This is for those who have repeated upper respiratory infection, so as to reduce blood in urine. An operation is needed to remove your tonsils.
-Chinese herbs. This kind of medicine is natural for those IgA Nephropathy patients with decreased renal function. Our experts choose Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to expand blood vessels, fight against inflammation and degrade extra cellular matrixes, so as to promote blood circulation and repairing damaged glomeruli.
The above are my suggestions for general patients. You should talk with your doctor to make a right treatment plan, otherwise, blood in urine will become a risk of further kidney damage. We are also glad to provide you free help.