Is IgA Nephropathy life-threatening? Actually, IgA Nephropathy occurs when the buildup of immunoglobulin A (IgA) causes inflammatory reactions within glomerular mesangial area. When kidneys are unable to filter blood normally, patients must suffer from a series of health problems.
IgA Nephropathy prognosis
IgA Nephropathy results from immune disorder, but different patients have different prognosis based on the severity and extent of kidney damage. In some cases, patients can get completely clinical remission, while in some other cases, IgA Nephropathy progresses into end stage kidney failure gradually.
Will IgA Nephropathy threaten patients' life?
Patients usually won't be in danger of life unless their kidney disease aggravates into end stage, in which failed kidneys must cause damage to many organs such as heart, liver, nerve, brain, and so on. Some of these problems are so serious that may threaten patients' life, if uncontrolled effectively.
Is there any method to improve patients' prognosis?
According to the characteristics of IgA Nephropathy, the method that can improve patients' prognosis should start from several aspects.
1. Follow a scientific diet plan: Although food therapy is unable to cure any type of chronic kidney disease, one healthy diet plan indeed can help slow down the progression of IgA Nephropathy and manage patients' complications. Consult the dietitian from Kidney Service China to get a correct diet plan.
2. Quit unhealthy living habits: If you are used to smoking, drinking alcohol or having irregular sleeping schedule, you should modify your living habits.
3. Keep IgA Nephropathy from worsening: Proteinuria, high blood pressure, hematuria, and so on are common complications of IgA Nephropathy. If patients have these problems, they should take correct medications to manage them.
4. Repair damaged kidney cells: Immunotherapy is one therapy that can regulate immune system and restore impaired kidney cells timely.
The above methods can help prevent life-threatening risks for patients with IgA Nephropathy. Hopefully, they are also helpful for you.