Blood in urine is a very common symptom of kidney disease, and gross hematuria is commonly seen in patients with IgA Nephropathy and Albert Syndrome. Other kinds of kidney diseases are likely to cause microscopic hematuria in general.
What is blood in urine?
Blood in urine is also called hematuria. Two types of blood in the urine exist. Blood that can be seen in the urine is called gross hematuria. Blood that cannot be seen in the urine, except when examined with a microscope, is called microscopic hematuria.
What are the causes of blood in urine?
They include urinary tract infections, kidney infections, a bladder or kidney stone, enlarged prostate, kidney disease, cancer, inherited disorders, kidney injury, medications, strenuous exercise and so on. Here we will mainly talk about the blood in urine called by kidney disease.
Blood in urine and kidney disease
Microscopic urinary bleeding is a common symptom of glomerulonephritis, which causes inflammation of the kidneys' filtering system. Glomerulonephritis may be part of a systemic disease, such as diabetes, or it can occur on its own. It can be triggered by viral or strep infections, blood vessel diseases (vasculitis), and immune problems such as immunoglobulin A nephropathy, which affects the small capillaries that filter blood in the kidneys (glomeruli).
Blood in urine treatment
-Self-care at home. If you have visible blood in your urine, do not attempt to treat yourself with home remedies. See a medical professional without delay. If you have a urinary tract infection, you will take antibiotics for 3 to 14 days, depending on what part of the urinary tract is infected. If you have kidney stones, make sure to follow your health care professional’s recommendations. You may need to take pain-reliever medications.
-Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. It is based on Chinese herbal medicines, but used externally. Kidney disease patients need to lie on the bed to take it. Two bags filled with processed Chinese herbal medicines are put under the lower back of patients. The osmosis device will help these active materials of Chinese herbal medicines directly get to kidneys by permeating into skin. Through extending blood vessels, promoting blood circulation, removing blood stasis, anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation, degradation, promoting DNA replication of damaged kidney inherent cells and providing nutrition for damaged kidney, the kidney damage will be repaired and renal function will be recovered gradually. Once kidney function can be recovered, the leakage of red blood cells will be naturally stopped.
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