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Cure Fo Ig M Nephropathy
It depends on type: There are diffuse deposits of IgM seen under the microscope on the kidney biopsy. Some people can do very well while others have a problem with maintaining their renal function. Corticosteroids are used and some respond better than others. Discussion with your nephrologist can give you better information about you type of IgM nephropathy. Often long term therapy is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypokalemia: Doctors are concerned when a patient develops nephropathy and has associated fluid and electrolyte imbalances such as hypokalemia. The hypokalemia is usually due to blood pressure medications that deplete potassium so the doctor has to review the medications that the patient is on and if necessary and safe, supplement with potassium. Otherwise, the blood pressure medications may need changing. ...Read more
Chronic Management?: Hypokalemic nephropathy (hn) arises from chronic low potassium. This can be caused by certain medications (e.g. Diuretics, laxitives) or diseases (e.g. Anorexia nervosa). Hn is the end effect of scarring that occurs. It reduces kidney blood flow and function, leading in some cases to kidney disease or need for dialysis. Potassium supplementation can be helpful in stabilizing or reversing hn. ...Read more
Torch: t IgG 162.59 iu/ml(+ve), t IgM 0.48 indax value, r IgG 83.50(+ve), r IgM 0.46, c IgG 0.14(+ve), c IgM 0.35 what does that mean & what is cure.
Common: The positive igg titers in this panel means there has been past exposure to these viruses, not necessarily that there is active infection. Past exposure to these viruses are very common and over half of the population may have positive igg titers on a torch screen. There is no cure for past exposure. What is important is if there are signs of active, acute infection. ...Read more
What do you advise if I am planning to conceive but my rubella IgM is positive with 1.79.What does that mean and what's cure for this?
Ask your doctor: Rubella (German measles) IGM positivity means that you had contracted rubella recently. For this to happen, I believe that you did not have appropriate MMR immunizations, when you are a child? Or did you recently receive the 1st dose of MMR vaccine? if you did, it may explain it. At any rate, rubella infection during maternal pregnancy is a problematic. Ask your doctor when you can be pregnant. ...Read more
Can you please list the common causes of kidney diseases. What are good forms of prevention and cures?
CKD: This would need a long answer. I have a more thorough article targeted at patients here: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-is-chronic-kidney-disease-or-ckd.Html http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/03/who-needs-to-be-tested-for-kidney.Html. ...Read more
IgM: IgM is an antibody that is produced in response, such as to an infection, with subsequent switching to a more customized antibody such as IgG antibody (usually at day 7 to 10 after exposure). Hence, IgM usually reflects lack of memory to an antigen and is a sign of an acute infection. There are extremely rare conditions associated with elevated IgM but usually occur early in life. ...Read more
Depends: The "normal ranges" for all lab tests include 95% of the "normal" population; thus, 2.5% of people are above the upper limit, and 2.5% are below the lower limit. There's nothing to worry about if your values are a little bit above the normal range, but a very elevated IgM could be a sign of a problem. You need to check with the physician who ordered the tests to interpret your results. ...Read more
IgM vs. IgG: Igm tests are typically ordered when an infection is thought to be present for one week or more. Igm levels often disappear within the first few months. Igg testing is typically ordered when the infection has been thought to be present for 2 or more weeks. Igg levels my stay elevated for years after an infection has resolved. ...Read more
Trick question: Are you studying immunology? The extra domain on ige indicates a unique role for the c2 domain in the interaction between ige and fcri. C2 reduces the off-rate of the ige/fcri, thereby resulting in a more stable complex. It is felt that the domain on igm co-contributes to the pentamic structure production. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on severity, response to treatment, also underlying contributors such as lupus, hepatitis b or c, cancer or meds such as Penicillamine (not penicillin) or nsaids.Not all cases have an obvious contributor.Mild cases frequently go into remission without treatment.Severe or refractory cases may lead to dialysis or kidney transplant.A nephrologist can give a more specific answer case-by-case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer