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Glomerulonephritis. How rare is it in young adults?

Glomerulonephritis. How rare is it in young adults?

Rare, but happens: Young adults can get focal segmental disease that causes high blood pressure and proteing loss. Other forms of gn also occur. The diagnosis depends on urinalysis and kidney biopsy. Many are treatable but not all depending on type. Obesity can cause gn. Also, drug abuse is more common in younger adults and can cause gn. ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Glomerulonephritis (Definition)

It means you have inflammation of the glomeruli of the kidney or the kidney is affected by an inflammatory process resulting in the presence of blood and/or ...Read more


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Can glomerulonephritis be cured? And how? Help please.

Can glomerulonephritis be cured? And how? Help please.

Yes: Glomerulonephritis is an inflammation of the kidney functioning units, or glomeruli. There are many different types of this disease and the treatment depends on the classification of the type, amount of fibrosis (or scar tissue) and levels of kidney function and protein levels. Treatment may vary as well, but will be driven by the type of glomerulonephritis that you have. ...Read more

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What is glomerulonephritis?

What is glomerulonephritis?

Group of illnesses: Glomeruli are the little filters in the kidneys and -itis means inflammation. Since bacteria have nothing to grow on in the delicate little filters, the glomerulonephritis family results from immune injury. They range from trivial non-diseases to devastating processes that will ruin a kidney in a few days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Glomerulonephritis, can you explain this?

Glomerulonephritis, can you explain this?

Glomerulonephritis: It means inflammation (due to cellular infiltration, autoimmune diseases, or infectious causes) in the glomeruli (which are smart tiny building blocks of your kidneys-where all the clearance of toxins from your blood happen!) it is diagnosed by kidney biopsy and many urine and blood tests. Symptoms and signs can be swelling of legs/face, blood and/or protein in urine, hypertension, abnl kidney fx ...Read more

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What causes glomerulonephritis? And what will it lead to?

Many types: There are many types of glomerulonephritis, caused by many different things, from strep infection to autoimmune or chronic diseases. The outcomes & prognoses vary depending on the type and severity of GN. ...Read more

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What is glomerulonephritis and is it painful?

What is glomerulonephritis and is it painful?

See below: Glomeruli are filtering units in the kidney- they are microscopic and each kidney has more than a million of these. Inflammation of these filtering units cause blood and protein in urine, BP elecvation, fluid retention, retention of wastes like bun, creatinine, elevation of potassium, and acid levels in blood. Usually painless. ...Read more

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What is glomerulonephritis?

Inflammation: Glomerulus is the functioning unit of the kidney. Blood passes through the glomerulus and water with electrolytes /some protein is filtered through the glomerulus into the kidney tubules where it undergoes various processes , eventually forming the final product- urine. "itis" means inflammation.Glomerulonephritis means- inflammation of the glomerulus - many causes - infection, autoimmune, cancer. ...Read more

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What's glomerulonephritis of the kidney?

Inflammation kidney: This is an inflammation in the kidney usually caused by some type of an immune response. This topic is very complex and there are many conditions that can cause this, such as lupus, other types of vasculitis, after certain bacterial infections, and other causes (some of which not even the researchers in medicine fully understand). If diagnosed it is important to see kidney specialist. ...Read more

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What is the main difference of goodpasture syndrome and glomerulonephritis?

What is the main difference of goodpasture syndrome and glomerulonephritis?

Glomerulonephritis: Goodpasture's syndrome is a relatively rare cause of glomerulonephritis. It is caused by antibodies produced to the basement membrane in the glomerulus (functional unit of the kidney) and can cause a severe type of inflammation. Although goodpasture's is a type of glomerulonephritis, not all glomerulonephritis is goodpasture's; there are many other causes. ...Read more