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How serious is membranous nephropathy?

How serious is membranous nephropathy?

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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Nephropathy (Definition)

Nephropathy is also known as Kidney diseases. Nephropathy is a medical term that refers to disease of the kidney. There are many causes. It can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, uric acid, abnormal proteins, cancers, blood vessel blockages in the kidney, it can be minimal or or it can be severe ...Read more


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Do most people who get membranous nephropathy have many symptoms?

Do most people who get membranous nephropathy have many symptoms?

Yes: Membranous nephropathy causes a leak of Albumin and other proteins into the urine. This loss of Albumin is closely associated with the most prominent symptom which is swelling. Most patients with the disease have swelling, the degree of which is roughly correlated with how much Albumin is lost. Occasionally, folks may have a relatively small amount of Albumin loss so swelling isn't prominent. ...Read more

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I have membranous nephropathy and i see a nephrologist. Can the disease ever go away or am i most certain to eventually be on dialysis someday. Thanks?

I have membranous nephropathy and i see a nephrologist. Can the disease ever go away or am i most certain to eventually be on dialysis someday. Thanks?

Membranous GN: Membranous glomerulonephritis can remit in 25% of people, can partially remit and remain stable in 50% of people, and will progress in 25% of people. Effective therapy can make a difference. Therapies include Prograf, Cytoxan, Chlorambucil, Prednisone, ACE Inhibitors, and angiotensin receptor blockers. ...Read more

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Best natural treatment for membranous nephropathy?

Best natural treatment for membranous nephropathy?

Complex: 1/3 of patients recover spontaneously. Ask your nephrologist if features of your case put you in this favorable prognostic category. Membranous nephropathy can also be associated with other underlying diseases. Treatment of the other disease can resolve the kidney issue. ...Read more

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I've had IgA nephropathy, are there methods to self-medicate, and is this disease serious or really incurable?

I've had IgA nephropathy, are there methods to self-medicate, and is this disease serious or really incurable?

Fishoil, fishoil: So far no other options to self medicate. It is usually incurable. Some people do better spontaneously or with fishoil. Others do worse and may need dialysis in the future and/or transplant. People tend to ignore f/u since there is no proven treatment. F/u will save you bad surprises also new treatments may develop.Blood pressure is ideal. Aggressive salt restriction under 2000mg/day if high bp. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ IgA Nephropathy in 2006 & experience severe fatigue/almost constant malaise. Is this caused by IgAN? How do I monitor its progression?

Diagnosed w/ IgA Nephropathy in 2006 & experience severe fatigue/almost constant malaise. Is this caused by IgAN? How do I monitor its progression?

IgA nephropathy: IgA nephropathy itself does not cause fatigue or malaise, unless kidney impairment is progressing. Then, anemia will appear and the kidney impairment will also cause fatigue; Progression is monitored by serum creatinine, urine protein, and BP and blood albumin levels. ...Read more

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Hb is high at 17.1(16) and my upper side of face is turning reddish from last forty days, is it some serious issue of kidney diseases and if so then?

Hb is high at 17.1(16) and my upper side of face is turning reddish from last forty days, is it some serious issue of kidney diseases and if so then?

If: You smoke, that can stimulate hg counts to o up'. In kidney disease, the hg typically goes down due to decreased epo. So the face issue may have another source, have it checked. ...Read more

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What does myoglobinuric nephropathy mean?

What does myoglobinuric nephropathy mean?

Myoglobin in urine: Myoglobin is in muscle and rupture or any condition causing leakage of myoglobin into urine. Can cause kidney tubule damage, acute kidney failure and complications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nephropathy?

What is the definition or description of: nephropathy?

Kidney disease: Nephropathy is a medical term that refers to disease of the kidney. There are many causes. It can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, uric acid, abnormal proteins, cancers, blood vessel blockages in the kidney, it can be minimal or or it can be severe and suggest kidney failure. ...Read more

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What is obstructive nephropathy?, and how can it be cured.

What is obstructive nephropathy?, and how can it be cured.

Urine flow blocked: A condition which arises when the outflow of urine is blocked thereby leading to loss of kidney function. Relieving the obstruction can reverse the kidney damage in some cases. A referral to a urologist would be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

Kidney diseases include hereditary problems such as polycystic kidney disease, structural abnormalities, infections, cancer, and damage to kidneys due to other medical conditions ...Read more