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IgA Nephropathy is an immune-system mediated disease featured by the deposition of IgA immune complexes in the glomeruli of the kidneys. Here, you will understand the inducing factors of leg swelling in IgAN.
According to the research, it can occur in people of all ages, besides, it is more frequent in males than females and most of the sufferers are between their 13s to 40s.
After years of study and experience accumulation, experts in this field have summarized the following inducing factors of leg swelling:
1. Water-sodium retention
Normally, kidneys can help excrete excess fluid and toxins out of the body. However, in IgA, the diseased kidneys can not do this job adequately, thereby, excess water and sodium will build up in the body, resulting in swelling. Due to gravity, leg swelling can be found early at an early stage.
2. Loss of protein
In addition to filtering metabolic products and excess fluid, they can also preserve useful substances like protein in the body. Nevertheless, proteins may leak into urine easily. In this situation, fluid may flow into the interstitial space easily.
Except for this two major causes, other factors including anemia, hypoproteinemia, increased capillary permeability, corticosteroids can also lead to leg swelling in IgA nephropathy.
As the disease progresses, swelling may spread to other parts of the body, such as, ankle, face, finger, foot. In serious condition, there can be pulmonary edema or brain edema. So, immediate measures should be taken.
To alleviate leg swelling, sufferers are always recommended to limit the intake of fluid and salt strictly; Besides, diuretics may be prescribed by the doctors, unfortunately, the functions are limited.
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