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I was diagnosed with IgM nephropathy 2 yrs ago, can I cure it?

I was diagnosed with IgM nephropathy 2 yrs ago, can I cure it?

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 more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Nephropathy (Definition)

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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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

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I am suffering from IgM neprapathy what is its medicine which are prresent in pakistan?

I am suffering from    IgM neprapathy  what is its medicine which are prresent in pakistan?

Steroids available: Igm nephropathy antibodies get deposited on kidney filters the glomurali and progressively destroy them leading to renal failure steroids are effective in some, will not be for long term, find out monoclonal antibody medication used in lymphoma , rituxmab is available which is experimental , besides it has its own complications find out from your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What exactly is reflux nephropathy?

Kidney issue/backflo: Occurs when there is obstruction to the flow of urine downstream, or when there is back flow of urine into kidney. Causes pressure problems which affect filtration and blood flow. ...Read more

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What is analgesic nephropathy? What causes it?

What is analgesic nephropathy? What causes it?

Kidney damage: caused by chronic use or overdosage of OTC pain meds like Tyleno or NSAIDs. As the functional parts of the inner Kidney are destroyed, kidney function will decrease manifesting in numerous ways including irregular/elevated blood pressure, changes in urination, weakness, neuropathy, etc. ...Read more

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What is analgesic nephropathy? What causes it?

What is analgesic nephropathy? What causes it?

Kidney damage: caused by chronic use or overdosage of OTC pain meds like Tyleno or NSAIDs. As the functional parts of the inner Kidney are destroyed, kidney function will decrease manifesting in numerous ways including irregular/elevated blood pressure, changes in urination, weakness, neuropathy, etc. ...Read more

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My anticardiolipin IgM is rising, now at 93.0 should I be concerned?

My anticardiolipin IgM is rising, now at 93.0 should I be concerned?

Anticardiolipin Ab: The primary consequence of the antiphospholipid antibody is non-inflammatory thromboembolic (clotting) disease. Virtually all venous and arterial systems have been cited, including large, medium, and small vessels. It could simply mean that the underlying disease process (lupus) is not being treated or controlled. ...Read more

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How is diabetic nephropathy diagnosed?

How is diabetic nephropathy diagnosed?

Protein in urine: If you have diabetes, early diabetic nephropathy can be suspected if your doctor tests the urine for microalbumin, and then later for protein.Usually no need to do a kidney biopsy especially if the retina of the eye also has diabetic changes.Your nephrologists determines this. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Lanza
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Immunoglobulin M (Definition)

There are 5 classes of immune proteins: igg, iga, igm, ige and igd. Igm fights infection. If you produce too little then infections may occur and you have hypogammaglobulinemia. If you have too much you ...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