Question: I am 51 years old suffering from IgA Nephropathy since last 6 years. I have taken regular monthly blood check up and my serum creatinine is 10.65, Blood Urea is 199. I have taken steroid for three year. Now my doctor suggest me for transplant. What will i do? Kindly advise me.
Answer: Normal serum creatinine ranges from 0.5 to 1.3 mg/dL and normal blood urea is about 6-20 mg/dL. From what you said, we can see that serum creatinine 10.65 and blood urea 199 are much higher than the normal level. It is time for you to do kidney replacement treatment to remove these waste products from your blood as early as possible, or they will cause further damage to your kidneys. Relatively speaking, kidney transplant is better than dialysis, because they allow you to go back a normal life. But kidney transplant is not available to every kidney patients. You may have to wait for long time to get a suitable kidney source.
In addition, IgA Nephropathy is a kidney disease caused by immunoglobulin A (IgA). If you can not regulate your abnormal immune system, it is impossible to get rid of IgA Nephropathy. Even after kidney transplant, IgA Nephropathy easily relapses because your immune system may attack the new kidneys again. It is said that the recurrence rate of IgA Nephropathy after kidney kidney transplant is as high as 30-50%. Therefore, you should be considerate before you decide to transplant a new kidney.
In our hospital, we often recommend conservative treatment for IgA Nephropathy patients to regulate immune system and repair the damaged kidneys.
First, you should cleanse these waste product from the blood. External therapies such as medicated bath, foot bath, enema therapy and circle therapy are helpful in discharging toxin.
Second, some other therapies such as Immunotherapy can help cleanse IgA and immune complexes, regulate your immune system and make your whole body balanced and harmonious.
Third, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is often used to repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney function.
After a period of treatment, you will find that your creatinine level and blood urea level decreases. And long-term treatment can help you avoid dialysis and live a normal life.
If you would like to know more information about our therapies for IgA Nephropathy, please contact us.