Though IgA Nephropathy is not a very severe kidney disease, but the most common glomerulonephritis in the world. 5 factors affect its prognosis. Do you know them? After reading this article, you will find out the answer.
1. To prevent infections
Blood urine is the typical symptom of IgA Nephropathy. Not a few patients get frequent relapse of blood urine due to tonsil infections or other infections, and it seems that the disease becomes worse after every relapse. In such a case, to remove tonsil is a wise choice. If you do not have frequent relapse, it is unnecessary for you to do the surgery.
2. To control high blood pressure
IgA Nephropathy can also cause high blood pressure. For some patients, they may even have malignant hypertension so as to speed up glomerulosclerosis or cause acute kidney failure. Therefore, during the IgA Nephropathy treatment, you should take measures aggressively to control high blood pressure to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Meanwhile, to control blood pressure can also reduce the pressure in kidneys, which can decrease the bad influence of high blood pressure on renal arterioles.
3. To reduce proteinuria
Many IgA Nephropathy patients present Nephrotic Syndrome, because they have massive protein leakage more than 3.5g per day. Actually the treatment difficult of IgA Nephropathy with Nephrotic Syndrome is more than IgA Nephropathy with simply glomerulonephritis. The former is easier to develop to kidney failure. The main treatment for IgA Nephropathy with Nephrotic Syndrome is steroids or immunosuppressants to suppress immunity and prevent further kidney damage.
4. To avoid fatigue
Over fatigue can also trigger the relapse of disease. In the daily, we should slow down the pace of life. And we should also set up a good lifestyle, for example, to avoid smoking and drinking alcohol, etc.
5. To do regular check-ups
Regular check-ups can help you have a good control of disease and adjust the treatment plan timely.
The above 5 factors affect your prognosis greatly. Hope you can follow them. For more information on IgA Nephropathy, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.