Violent episodes of nausea and vomiting do occur in quite a number of IgA Nephropathy patients. For these patients, most of them can’t help associating their nausea and vomiting with kidney failure. Is this thought right? What can IgA Nephropathy patients do to alleviate their nausea and vomiting?
Firstly, learn more about episodes of nausea and vomiting from IgA Nephropathy.
Generally speaking, IgA Nephropathy in the early stage is silent and patients don’t have any symptom or sign. However, as more and more IgA and other immune complexes build up in the kidneys and kidney function declines, loss of appetite, proteinuria, lower back pain, hematuria, hypertension, nausea and vomiting appear. Some of them even indicate the onset of kidney failure, so it is necessary to find out what causes patients’ nausea and vomiting if they do experience it.
Secondly, we will introduce the reasons of nausea and vomiting related to IgA Nephropathy.
IgA Nephropathy is one kind of glomerulonephritis in which kidney filters, also known as glomeruli, can’t filter out extra fluid, wastes and toxins successfully. Then, several disorders can cause nausea and vomiting.
The first one is fluid retention. If nausea and vomiting is accompanied by swelling, they may be due to build up of fluid in the body. The second one is electrolyte disorder. High potassium in blood, acidosis, and some other disorders can induce nausea and vomiting directly. The last one is the deposition of uremic toxins. If patients’ GFR level is less than 15%, too much uremic toxins will accumulate in the body and cause GI tract diseases. Nausea and vomiting is just one sign of GI tract disorders, so it may reveal kidney failure for IgA Nephropathy patients.
Finally, let us find out how to deal with episodes of nausea and vomiting for IgA Nephropathy patients.
According to the causes, effective treatments should be able to alleviate fluid retention, normalize electrolyte balance, remove IgA and its associated immune complexes and reverse kidney damage. From this point, the following methods can contribute to managing patients’ nausea and vomiting.
- Modify diet plans: Control the fluid intake, develop a low-sodium diet and consume high-quality protein in correct amount that can help reduce fluid retention in the body.
- Use diuretics and detoxification medicines: These medicines are able to eliminate not only extra fluid but also uremic toxins and wastes. However, patients should take every medication with doctor’s guidance.
- Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy: Through combining, splitting and eliminating immune complexes and prompting the restoration of damaged kidney cells, this therapy is good to reverse IgA Nephropathy patients’ illness condition. Therefore, it is worth a try.
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