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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. Ronald Krauser
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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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What is monoclonal gammopathie IgM kappa?

What is monoclonal gammopathie IgM kappa?

Plasma cell disorder: Monoclonal gammopathy refers to an abnormal production of proteins by cells in the immune system (plasma cells) that are growing out of control. It can be one of the signs of myeloma. A hematologist-oncologist can help. ...Read more

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What are major symptoms of IgA nephropathy?

What are major symptoms of IgA nephropathy?

Blood in the urine: Iga nephropathy usually does not present with any noticable symptoms. However when you see your doctor, the doctor may notice blood in your urine. Also the doctor may notice protein in your urine. In some occassions, you may develop swelling in your feet. ...Read more

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What exactly is acute phosphate nephropathy?

What exactly is acute phosphate nephropathy?

Phosphorus toxicity: Acute kidney injury or acute renal failure caused by high phosphate either with phosphate enema for colonoscopy or other reasons. Can form phosphate crystals in kidney. ...Read more

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In a nutshell, what is diabetic nephropathy?

In a nutshell, what is diabetic nephropathy?

See below: Diabetic nephropathy as the name suggests is a "disease" of the kidney in diabetics with appearance of protein in the urine and slow deterioration of kidney function . Not all patients with diabetes get nephropathy . Seek advice from a nephrologist a kidney biopsy is not always necessary but the microscopic appearance is very typical. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diabetic nephropathy?

What are the tests for diabetic nephropathy?

Urine tests: Urinalysis, urine Albumin to creatinine ratio, blood biochemistry, serum creatinine with GFR estimation, kidney ultrasound . Tests to consider- 24 hour urine collection, ct abdomen, magnetic resonance angiography , doppler ultrasound and kidney biopsy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is diabetic nephropathy?

Can you tell me what is diabetic nephropathy?

Hurt kidneys: High sugars as well as high blood pressure can damage your kidneys over time. Our kidneys filter and process things. When they're hurt, they don't filter as well, and can leak protein into your urine. We check how well your kidneys are working by [1] blood test [2] urine test for microalbumin. Not everyone with diabetes gets kidney problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetic nephropathy?

Edema: Diabetic nephropathy causes glomerular damage and leakage of proteins in the urine. If left untreated it may progress to generalized edema, and renal failure with symptoms of weakness, anemia, high blood pressure and heart disease. ...Read more

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What diet one should take if IgA nephropathy ?

What diet one should take if IgA nephropathy ?

Low-protein & salt: Nephropathy, kidney disease, regardless of cause, generally dictates a diet lower in protein and in sodium (table salt). The degree of restriction depends on the degree of current kidney compromise, the expectation of future damage, & the presence of other contributory risk factors like diabetes or hypertension. ...Read more

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How soon do antibodies change from IgM to igg?

How soon do antibodies change from IgM to igg?

No right answer: There is no right answer to this question. It depends on the virus or vaccine and it depends on the person. The answer can be anywhere from three to twenty four weeks. ...Read more

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How would one go about getting IgA nephropathy?

How would one go about getting IgA nephropathy?

Sussceptibility: Iga nephropathy is a one of the most common glomerulonephritis ie a type of kidney disease in the world.The cause is not completely clear.Its a form of immunoglobulin ie a protein normally made in all of us, which gets deposited in the filter of the kidney, ie glomerulus and causes damage as it is slightly altered in those individuals. ...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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