IgA Nephropathy (Berger’s Disease) is the most common primary glomerulonephritis in young people. Its most typical symptom is hematuria, but this symptom is not the decisive factor in the development of IgA Nephropathy.
Proteinuria, blood pressure and kidney function are the 3 factors that decide whether you have kidney failure or uremia or not.
1. Reduce proteinuria
If your urine protein is over 1g, no matter your blood pressure increases or not, ACEI or ARBs are the first choice. They do not only help you lower blood pressure, but also proteinuria. If your proteinuria can not be controlled into 1g with such a treatment,, steroids can be used together, but pay attention to the dosage.
2. Control blood pressure
IgA Nephropathy usually causes high blood pressure. In the treatment, you should control blood pressure actively to prevent cardiovascular disease. Meanwhile, controlling blood pressure can also reduce the pressure of kidneys so as to avoid its adverse effect on the renal arterial artery.
3. Protect kidney function
IgA Nephropathy patients should promptly replenish water, prevent infections, and avoid drug abuse to prevent the rapid deterioration of renal function. If you have malignant hypertension, you must take active measures to reduce it.
If proteinuria can be controlled into 0.5g, and blood pressure can be lowered into 130/80 mmHg, renal function can be stabilized, and the risk of renal failure can be controlled to a particularly low level.
The treatment of IgA Nephropathy is a long-term process. The reason why many patients have kidney failure is not because they can not control their disease, but without a long-term standard management. If you would like to know more information on IgA Nephropathy, please leave a message below or contact online doctor. You can also send a copy of your lab report to email@example.com. Our renal experts will help you analyze it and then give you a reply.