IgA Nephropathy is one primary glomerular disorder in which immune complexes build up in glomerular mesangial area and attack kidney filtering cells. If you are just diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy, you must have a lot of questions about this type of kidney disease. The following are some frequently asked questions about IgA Nephropathy and the corresponding answers.
What is IgA Nephropathy?
It is one glomerular capillary mesangial cell disease. When blood is polluted, renal fibrosis inflammatory reactions will happen, and glomerular mesangial cells will be damaged. Then, kidney filtration function is impaired, so patients begin to have hematuria, proteinuria and high blood pressure.
The causes of IgA Nephropathy
Generally, IgA Nephropathy patients have mucosal immune deficiency or IgA antibody structure disorder. When harmful substances such as bacteria or virus attacks the body, patients will have IgA Nephropathy easily.
The common symptoms of IgA Nephropathy
Most often, upper respiratory infections and hematuria are typical symptoms of this disease. With the progression, patients may also have high blood pressure, swelling, proteinuria, and so on.
The conventional treatments for IgA Nephropathy
Since the onset of IgA Nephropathy is due to immune disorder, doctors usually prescribe steroids and immunosuppressants to manage patients’ disorders. However, because these medicines can only inhibit the activity of these immune complexes but can not remove these pathogenic factors, they are unable to treat this disease from the root. Then, IgA Nephropathy relapses again and again.
How to prevent the relapse of IgA Nephropathy?
According to the causes of IgA Nephropathy, patients should take some therapies that can help remove immune complexes and treat patients’ kidney disease from the root. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Immunotherapy are two treatment options for patients with this disease. If you would like, you can consult the doctor online to determine what medicines are suitable for you.