Doctor insights on:
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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, (cyclophosphamide) Chlorambucil, Prednisone, ACE Inhibitors, and angiotensin receptor blockers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Membranous nephropathy
- Diffuse membranous nephropathy
- Membranous nephropathy treatment
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How to cure iga nephropathy?
- How common is contrast induced nephropathy?
- How serious is osteoporosis?
- Talk to a nephrologist online for free