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Membranous Nephropathy Treatment
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
Proteinuria IgAN: Good question. Conventional approach is to commence an ACE Inhibitor and then titrate the dose upward slowly while measuring urine protein. Goal is to reduce proteinuria by at least 50%. Your BP program may require modification. Prednisone is also occasionally used for a flare of IgAN. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have HSP with IgA nephropathy and were put on 40mg prednisolone but has not worked and rash hasnt gone what treatment would be next? Regards
See below: Iga nephropathy is a part of kidney involvement in hsp (henoch-schonlein purpura). There is no specific treatment other than symptomatic relief. I wonder you have developed nephrotic syndrome which is not amenable to steroid treatment. We do know individuals with IgA nephropathy complicated by nephrotic syndrome has a poorer prognosis compared to one without. Long-term follow-up is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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I was told recently that I have IgA nephropathy. What are the treatments and complications? What to avoid? (eating or activities) Thank you very much!
Bergers Dz: Ig A nephropathy can be benign in 1/3rd patients, in the other 1/3rd ,it can cause a small drop in kidney function, give rise to some protein in urine and raise BP years later, in the remaining 1/3rd patients ,it can cause persistent drop in kidney function, give rise to elevated protein in urine and cause rise in BP. It can be controlled with medications. Avoid longterm nsaids, fish oil can help. ...Read more
Chronic Management?: Hypokalemic nephropathy (hn) arises from chronic low potassium. This can be caused by certain medications (e.g. Diuretics, laxitives) or diseases (e.g. Anorexia nervosa). Hn is the end effect of scarring that occurs. It reduces kidney blood flow and function, leading in some cases to kidney disease or need for dialysis. Potassium supplementation can be helpful in stabilizing or reversing hn. ...Read more
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