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Top Three Questions about IgA Nephropathy

2014-04-08 01:18| Font Size A A A

IgA Nephropathy is a kidney disorder that occurs when IgA deposits in the kidney. According to the the latest survey, about 25% adults with this disease will develop into kidney failure. Thereby, it is of great importance to learn about the following three questions.

How do I know if I have IgA nephropathy?

In the early stage, there are usually no obvious symptoms. And this process may last for years or decades. Generally, the first sign of this disorder can be blood in urine. In most cases, that’s the reason why people seek for medical help. If there are large amounts of red blood cells, the color or urine can ranges from pink to tea-colored. For further diagnosis, blood test, urine test, kidney biopsy, etc will be needed.

Who is at high risk for IgA nephropathy?

This disease can occur at any age. Comparatively speaking, it’s male incidence is higher than female incidence. In terms of race, it is commonly seen in Caucasians and Asians.

How to treat IgA nephropathy?

To prevent the possible complications and slow down it’s progression to kidney failure, methods should be taken as early as possible.

Control high blood pressure In clinical, anti-hypertensive drugs like ACE Inhibitors, ARBs are commonly used to lower blood pressure. Meanwhile, they can also help decrease the amount of protein in urine.

Corticosteroids Nowadays, corticosteroids are prescribed by the doctors to inhibit the inflammatory reaction. However, long-term usage of these drugs will lead to many side effects.

Immunotherapy This natural therapy gets Chinese Herbal Medicine, Western drugs and blood purification technique involved. After a period of treatment, it can help promote the body’s ability to repair the injured renal cells and treat the disease the disease from the underlying cause. In this way, lupus nephritis can be well treated.

If there is anything unclear about the aforementioned three questions about IgA nephropathy, please inform us by emailing to renal-disease@hotmail.com. Good luck!



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