Hematuria or proteinuria is more likely to be the first sign of IgA Nephropathy, or Berger’s Disease. If you are suspected to have this disease, doctors must recommend you to do urine test. This is because urine analysis is one important part of IgA Nephropathy diagnosis.
Urine test can help detect the amount of 24-hour protein in urine, the amount of red blood cells and white blood cells in urine, urine volume in 24 hours, etc. All of these test items can reflect how well kidneys are working and what problems patients are suffering from.
If the amount of protein in 24 hours is more than 0.15 g/24h, it means patients have proteinuria. When it is higher than 3.5 g/24h, it indicates heavy proteinuria. The onset of proteinuria has a close link with damage to glomerular charge barrier, one important part of glomerular filtration function.
If the number of red blood cells in the high magnification of every vision is above 3, it indicates hematuria, gross or microscopic. For patients with IgA Nephropathy, most of them have hematuria, which usually appears after infections.
Besides, with the progress of IgA Nephropathy, patients’ urine volume declines gradually because of serious kidney damage. In this case, some other disorders may also appear in urine analysis for IgA Nephropathy patients.
All of the above analysis can guide us to find out the underlying problems. No matter which symptom or problem you have, cooperate your doctor actively. Therefore, you can get obvious improvements.
Today, we are also glad to share more information about IgA Nephropathy treatments here. Since IgA Nephropathy is due to the deposits of IgA in kidneys, the key to treat it is removing IgA deposits, regulating immune system and repairing damaged kidney cells.
Since patients’ illness condition changes from person to person, we won’t introduce any specific treatment here. To get more personalized advices, you can email your illness description or latest test report to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kidney experts here will give you some suggestions timely.