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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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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 are the major symptoms of nephritis?

What are the major symptoms of nephritis?

See below: The most common symptoms of nephritis will typically be elevated blood pressure with values sometimes extremely elevated, increased swelling of the feet and legs from fluid retention which then will result in weight gain. Shortness of breath can occur if fluid builds up in the lungs. Obviously labs will be abnormal including kidney function abnormalities and abnormal urine tests. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetic nephropathy?

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 are some signs of reflux nephropathy?

What are some signs of reflux nephropathy?

Recurrent UTI: Reflux nephropathy is when urine doesn't stay in the bladder area due to weak valve. The urine can then flow back into the kidneys. This situation can lead to recurrent urinary tract infections, blood in the urine, fever, back pain, and eventually renal impairment. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of analgesic nephropathy?

What are some symptoms of analgesic nephropathy?

May be none: Other possibilities include seeing matter in urine versus in advanced disease, foamy urine and leg swelling may take place. Of course in the context of taking non steroidal analgesics (arthritis meds). This is a rare condition. There used to be an old drug called phenacetin that was calssically associated with this problem when abused but this drug is not available now. ...Read more

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What are the primary symptoms of kidney nephritis?

What are the primary symptoms of kidney nephritis?

Blood in urine: Kidney nephritis is broad term that encompasses glomerulonephritis. The main symptoms are fever, blood in urine, swelling of legs, kidney failure. In some instances such as allergic nephritis, the blood in urine may not be as apparent. Protein in the urine is also usually found. ...Read more

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What are the primary symptoms of nephritis?

What are the primary symptoms of nephritis?

Changes in the urine: Nephritis means inflammation of the kidney. This can sometimes result in blood or protein being lossed in the urine manifesting as a smoky or frothy urinary appearance nephritis can result in kidney injury and as such, patients may present with feelings of fatigue, swelling and elevated blood pressure. In may instances, nephritis causes no symptoms and is picked up incidentally bo routine labs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetic kidney disease?

What are the symptoms of diabetic kidney disease?

Swelling: Diabetic kidney disease is a form of chronic kidney disease. In the United States it is the most common cause of kidney failure. Typical symptoms include swelling of the feet, decreased urinary output, poor appetite, nausea. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of interstitial nephritis?

What are the symptoms of interstitial nephritis?

Varied: The symptoms range from none to blood in the urine or swelling of your body. The causes and treatments are complicated. You should see a doctor immedidately. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of renal glycosuria?

What are the symptoms of renal glycosuria?

There are none: Some people's kidneys, by birth or sometimes by medication / toxin effect, simply waste glucose despite the blood sugar being normal. Some glucose is always filtered in the glomeruli, and a few folks have tubules that aren't good at reabsorbing it. When it's genetic, it's perfectly compatible with a lifetime of excellent health. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in a deficiency of protein?

What symptoms are common in a deficiency of protein?

Several!: 1.Constant craving of carbs! 2.Muscle and/or joint pain! these are signs of mild deficiency! symptoms of severe protein deficiency: 1.Edema (swelling) 2.Thinning brittle hair and/or hair loss 3.Ridges in finger and toe nails 4.Skin rashes; dry skin 5.Weak and tired 6.Muscle soreness and cramps 7.Slow healing 8.Skin ulcers 9.Sleep issues 10.Headache 11.Nausea 12.Fainting 13.Depression/anxiety. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of juvenile diabetes?

What are the symptoms of juvenile diabetes?

DKA: Because children with type 1 dm are so prone to diabetic ketoacidosis, symptoms such as excessive thirst and urination (including overnight/bed wetting), abdominal pain, vomiting, weight loss - merit immediate medical evaluation, particularly if vomiting. A urine dip stick positive for glucose and ketones is enough to make the presumptive diagnosis of type 1 dm in a child. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic kidney disease?

What are the symptoms of chronic kidney disease?

Different symptoms: Well with progression of ckd patients usually become more tired and become more anemic. Nausea, vomiting shortness of breath and weight loss are usually late symptoms. Patients should already have been seen by a kidney doctor to manage their disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease?

What are the symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease?

Often no syptoms: Most often it is asymptomatic.Symptoms depends on the cause of kidney and severity of kidney disease. Common symptoms are leg and facial swelling, fatigue, changes in appetite, shortness of breath etc. Docs often want to diagnose chronic kidney disaese in early reversible stages before symptoms develop. Please consult your doc ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of immune deficiency (iga)?

What are the common symptoms of immune deficiency (iga)?

Mostly none: Many people have IgA deficiency without consequences, presumably because igg, a different antibody, can do the work. Iga deficiency is associated with susceptibility to infections of mucosas, the symptoms are from respiratory infections such as sinusitis and pneumonias, from infectious diarrheas and sometimes from genital infections. ...Read more

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What are some complications of reflux nephropathy?

What are some complications of reflux nephropathy?

UTI's: Reflux nephropathy occurs when urine is not completely excreted from the kidneys or bladders. It can lead to mulitple urinary tract infections, pyelonephritis (infection within the kidney) or a hydronephrosis (fluid build up into the kidneys causing it to enlarge). If the reflux nephropathy is not corrected, it can lead to worsening renal disease and possibly dialysis. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of kidney scarring?

What are the presenting symptoms of kidney scarring?

See below: Kidney scarring is a term to describe the appearance of the kidney on microscopic exam, generally on a kidney biopsy, represents dead tisssue.This does not cause symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of oligohydramnios?

What are the major symptoms of oligohydramnios?

Decreased movement: Unborn babies with less fluid usually exhibit decreased movement compared to those weigh normal fluid levels. In addition, the size of the pregnant belly may lag behind in size. The diagnosis is confirmed by ultrasound. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of alpha thalassemia?

What are the common symptoms of alpha thalassemia?

None to severe/fatal: Alpha thalassemia signs and symptoms: silent carriers have no signs/symptoms; Alpha trait has mild anemia; HGB h (moderate) may have weakness, pallor, less growth, and need some transfusions; bart's disease (severe) is usually fatal before birth. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome?

What are the symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome?

Variable: Hemolytic uremic syndrome involves damage to tiny blood vessels that breaks down red blood cells and uses up platelets leading to weakness, pale color, and bleeding. Damage often affects kidneys, leading to abnormal urine or even kidney failure. Other organs may also get damaged, including the pancreas, brain, and liver. Symptoms depend on which organs get damaged as well as the level of anemia. ...Read more

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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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Recently diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy. Only symptom I have is blood in my urine. Wondering if I can smoke marijuana with this condition?

Recently diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy. Only symptom I have is blood in my urine. Wondering if I can smoke marijuana with this condition?

Not a good idea: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...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 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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How many people are suffering from IgA nephropathy disease in Canada? (%) Thank you for your time. :)

How many people are suffering from IgA nephropathy disease in Canada? (%) Thank you for your time. :)

Hard to tell: There are some incidence reports for several countries, but didn't see a report for Canada. Canada may be in the low end of the range of about 15-40 new cases per million people per year. That would be ~525 new cases per year, for Canada's 35 million people. The prevalence number is the number of total living patients with it, not just the annual new cases (Ministry of Health may know the number). ...Read more

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Is a biopsy necessary for IgA nephropathy?

Is a biopsy necessary for IgA nephropathy?

IgA Nephropathy: Urine and blood tests can be done but the only way for your doctor to confirm a diagnosis of IgA nephropathy is with a kidney biopsy. ...Read more

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Is IGA Nephropathy genetic/hereditary?

Is IGA Nephropathy genetic/hereditary?

IgA neph: Data have shown a genetic clustering for IgA nephropathy - however its genetic nature is not certain - ...Read more

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What is the treatment for proteinuria in IgA nephropathy?

What is the treatment for proteinuria in IgA nephropathy?

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 more

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What is a good diet for IgA nephropathy patients?

What is a good diet for IgA nephropathy patients?

Low antigen diet: Patients with IgAN have an immune problem. An Italian study by Ferri reported a marked reduction in proteinuria in IgAN patients put on a strict low-antigen diet (a diet free of foods likely to cause immune response- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8302454). Such diets are low in wheat, soy, food preservatives, and food coloring. Contact Claudio Ferri Univ L'Aquila Coppito, Italy for more info ...Read more

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What diet should a patient of IgA nephropathy follow?

What diet should a patient of IgA nephropathy follow?

Low protein is wise: However, if renal function is perfectly normal and you only have moderate protein losses in urine you may not need to restrict your protein intake. Fish oil is useful for IgA nephropathy, but you will be getting this in capsules. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy after being diagnosed with IgA nephropathy?

What is the life expectancy after being diagnosed with IgA nephropathy?

Not short.: Iga nephropathy sometimes resolves spontaneously. Many cases have stable disease i.e. With no deterioration for long years. Severe cases however, will develop end-stage renal disease and require dialysis. They will be eligible for transplant that can be repeated if needed. Each transplant could give on the average 90%+ of 10-15 years renal graft survival. ...Read more

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I have IgA nephropathy and have had back pain. What should I do?

I have IgA nephropathy and have had back pain. What should I do?

Supportive care: Igan can cause sig back/flank pain. This may be unrelated to severity of disease (you may have severe pain but normal kidney function); treatment is challenging. Narcotics are addictive and will make you sleepy; nsaids(like ibuprofen) are toxic to kidney; tyelenol is safe but may not help. Try exercise/yoga/acupuncture/gabapentin/tricyclic anti-depressants. ...Read more

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What is the difference between nephrotic syndrome and IgA nephropathy?

Kidney disease: In nephrotic syndrome the kidney excretes large amounts of protein. It can be caused by autoimmune diseases, but also by certain heavy metals, outdated medications and genetic diseases. Iga nephropathy is an autoimmune disease, actually glomerulonephritis that can lead to renal failure. It is frequently associated with a vasculitic rash, typically on legs and buttock (henoch-schoenlein purpura). ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there a link between IgA nephropathy and chronic pancreatitis?

Not directly: Iga nephropathy does not have a well established cause. It is associated with chronic liver disease, but not specifically pancreatitis. ...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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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!

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

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My brother's cre level is 15 after d. He is in sta 5 of IgA nephropathy.His blood goup is o-neg what would u suggest in this case.Hard to find a donor?

? Paired donor: If living donor doesn't match, paired donation can be an option. You can get more information about this program. You get more information about this program from the transplant center. ...Read more

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What are the chances that my kidneys will fail at some point because of my HSP and IgA nephropathy? Many thanks

What are the chances that my kidneys will fail at some point because of my HSP and IgA nephropathy? Many thanks

Renal failure: This is a guessing game i don't think you want to play. You are at increased risk with the IgA nephropathy but the hsp is transient. Just because you have increased risk does not mean it will happen. ...Read more

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I have IgA nephropathy, can I consume soy based proteins?

I have IgA nephropathy, can I consume soy based proteins?

Yes: Iga nephropathy is a immune mediated glimerulopathy. Fish oil is recommneded. Depending on kidney function you might need meds such as acei. You can take soy protein. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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