With the onset and progression of IgA Nephropathy, patients may have various symptoms. Abnormal big face can reveal several disorders, so patients should pay highly attention to this problem and take effective treatments to manage it.
Causes of big face for IgA Nephropathy patients
If patients’ face expands abnormally, it may be due to the following conditions.
1. Fluid retention: When glomeruli are damaged by inflammatory reactions, they are unable to remove extra fluid from the body. Then, excessive fluid will build up in the body, causing swelling or edema. When the face is involved, swollen face will appear.
2. Protein leakage: If kidneys fail to keep protein and other nutrients from leaking out, plasma protein osmotic pressure will decline gradually. Then, more fluid will retain in some loose tissues.
3. Side effects of steroids: To manage IgA Nephropathy, patients need to take steroids. These medicines can help reduce protein leakage, but it may cause moon face that is another cause of big face for these patients.
How to ease IgA Nephropathy patients' big face?
According to the causes of big face for patients with IgA Nephropathy, patients should take corresponding medicines and therapies to ease their swollen face.
If it is caused by fluid retention, patients should limit their fluid and sodium intake. In some cases, they need to take diuretics.
If patients’ big face is due to side effect of steroids, they had better change their medicine or take some other therapies.
In fact, if IgA Nephropathy patients want to treat their problem from the root, they can try Immunotherapy. It can remove deposits of IgA from the body, repair impaired kidney cells and reverse kidney damage. Once kidneys come back to work again, they can get rid of big face completely.
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