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When Does Dialysis Start for IgA Nephropathy

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2013-12-11 15:46

When Does Dialysis Start for IgA NephropathyWith IgA Nephropathy, different patients have different prognosis. Some patients can finally have complete remission, while some other patients may eventually need dialysis. Well then, when does dialysis start for IgA Nephropathy?

Making clear what affects IgA Nephropathy should be our first step.

IgA Nephropathy is characterized by immunoglobulin A (IgA) depositing in glomerular mesangial area. In the early stage, kidneys can still work properly and patients usually don’t have any symptom. However, with the progress of IgA Nephropathy, more and more kidney function declines along with onset of many symptoms. Generally speaking, the following factors can affect patients’ prognosis.

● The onset of IgA Nephropathy is in elderly adults

● Persistent microscopic hematuria companied with proteinuria

● Renal insufficiency

● Refractory hypertension

When is dialysis recommended for IgA Nephropathy patients?

Usually, dialysis won’t be suggested unless two conditions occur. One is acute kidney failure, and the other is end-stage chronic kidney failure. In some cases of IgA Nephropathy, patients’ kidneys stop working suddenly but then they may start to function again in the near future. This mean patients have developed into acute kidney failure, and dialysis is needed. In most cases, IgA Nephropathy progresses to end stage kidney disease slowly. If patients’ kidney function declines to 15% or less, dialysis is more likely to start for maintaining patients’ life.

Is there any way to prevent dialysis for IgA Nephropathy patients?

Since IgA Nephropathy is caused by the deposits of IgA in kidneys and abnormal immune reaction, the treatment that can remit this disease fundamentally should be able to eliminate out immune complexes and repair damaged glomerular mesangial area. For this reason, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is worth a try.

On one hand, it can dissolve immune complexes and flush the out via circulatory system. On the other hand, it is able to fix impaired glomeruli with effects of anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation, degrading extracellular matrix and expanding blood vessels. Besides, regulating immune system and stopping abnormal immune reaction is another obvious effect of this therapy.

Hopefully, you can get remission and avoid dialysis completely. Please, don’t miss the best time to receive treatment. If you need any help, feel free to tell the doctor online or leave a message to kidney-healthy@hotmail.com.


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