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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Glomerulonephritis patient with 39.5degree fever, what to do?

Glomerulonephritis patient with 39.5degree fever, what to do?

HARD TO ANSWER: Because there are different kinds of glomerulonephritis and many many causes for fever, it is very difficult to give you advice besides seeing your doc. He/she will need to do a thorough exam and lab as needed to make a decision. It is not advisable to manage this with observation. For instance, a simple strep throat left untreated may even cause another glomerulonephritis. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, what is the best treatment for glomerulonephritis, patient age is 28 years. Kindly suggest giving the long life expectancy.

Hello doctor, what is the best treatment for glomerulonephritis, patient age is 28 years.  Kindly suggest giving the long life expectancy.

Glomerulonephritis: You need to find out what type of glomerulonephritis (gn) you are taking about. Many people can find out the type of gn they have by blood test results. To arrive at a diagnosis and a prognosis, a person with gn will need to have a kidney biopsy which will be sent off to a pathologist who will diagnose the type of gn. Once, the diagnosis is in, more can be said of your patient with gn. ...Read more

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With acute diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, why would a patient have uremia and hyperkalemia?

With acute diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, why would a patient have uremia and hyperkalemia?

SLE DPGN is bad.: The degree of remaining renal function dictates the inability of the kidney to excrete waste products and manage potassium levels. In any severe kidney disease when egfr approaches 15 ml/min uremia and elevated k+ levels are frequently noted. ...Read more

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How to get rid of joint pain(leg pain) in case of a glomerulonephritis's patient? She cannot walk properly.

How to get rid of joint pain(leg pain) in case of a glomerulonephritis's patient? She cannot walk properly.

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can evaluate a patients joint pains, and refer to a rheumatologist and/or a physiatrist (pm&r doctor) if needed. Joint pains can be from many causes, such as auto-immune problems, osteoarthritis (due to wear and tear over the years), medication side effects, joint injuries, gout problems, etc... An orthopedic doctor can also help, depending on the type of joint problem. ...Read more

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I hve glomerulonephritis, controlled bp. I used to consume a lot of cane vinegar whenever I eat. Does vinegar hve bad effects to my kidney?

I hve glomerulonephritis, controlled bp. I used to consume a lot of cane vinegar whenever I eat. Does vinegar hve bad effects to my kidney?

Vinegar and CKD: No adverse effect on kidneys on use of Vinegar in moderation. There are some reported benefit of kidney function on use of vinegar regularly but none of those substantiated with strict scientific research study. ...Read more

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What's glomerulonephritis of the kidney?

Inflammation kidney: This is an inflammation in the kidney usually caused by some type of immune response. This topic is very complex and there are many conditions that can cause this, such as lupus, other types of vasculitis, after certain bacterial infections, and other causes (some of which not even the researchers in medicine fully understand). If diagnosed it is important to see kidney specialist. ...Read more

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What usually precedes acute glomerulonephritis?

Acute GN: Often acute glomerulonephritis happens after strep infection (skin or throat) i.e. Post strep gn, or an upper respiratory infection (iga nephropathy). Otherwise, there is not necessarily any preceding event. ...Read more

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Do glomerulonephritis experienced decrease fluid urine output?

Not necessarily: Glomerulonephritis is a condition affecting the kidneys. Urine output need not be low. Talk to your nephrologist especially if there is a recent change in urine output. ...Read more

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Could chronic glomerulonephritis keep me from joining the military?

Quite possibly: "Current or history of acute (580) or chronic (582) nephritis of any type is disqualifying" If is it an ongoing condition would not count on a waiver. See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/urinary.htm ...Read more

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What is the main difference of goodpasture syndrome and glomerulonephritis?

What is the main difference of goodpasture syndrome and glomerulonephritis?

Glomerulonephritis: Goodpasture's syndrome is a relatively rare cause of glomerulonephritis. It is caused by antibodies produced to the basement membrane in the glomerulus (functional unit of the kidney) and can cause a severe type of inflammation. Although goodpasture's is a type of glomerulonephritis, not all glomerulonephritis is goodpasture's; there are many other causes. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any support groups on membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis?

Does anyone know of any support groups on membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis?

Kidney group: Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis usually produces serious, slowly-progressive kidney disease in children. There are support groups for sick children and for kidney disease in general. Do it -- you should be able to help many people. ...Read more

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Is it possible for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis to be caused by mixed cryoglobulinemia?

Is it possible for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis to be caused by mixed cryoglobulinemia?

Yes: This would be indeed one condition capable of causing immune complex deposition in the glomeruli with associated pattern of membrano proliferative disease in renal histology. ...Read more

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Hi there, I would just like to find out if a person is suffering from post streptococcal glomerulonephritis, what are their diet like?

Hi there, I would just like to find out if a person is suffering from post streptococcal glomerulonephritis, what are their diet like?

Glomerulonephritis: Post Strep Glomerulonephritis is typically a resolving inflammation of the kidneys. However, it may not completely resolve. Diet is very important: maintain low salt intake, low phosphorus intake (dairy and meats), low potassium intake (fruit and potato), and low saturated fat intake. Maintain high fluid intake to match urine flow. Keep in touch with your doctor. ...Read more

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A 8yr boy who was diagnosed as mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis in several years ago. Feels better in 2 years ago. But now not very well?

Have him re seen: He needs to be seen again for evaluation to determine if it has changed. I would also suggest acupuncture and chinese medicine as these modalities can really help the body improve... ...Read more

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Chronic glomerulonephritis pathophysiology?

Complex: Reduction in nephron mass from an injury reduces the gfr. This reduction causes hypertrophy & hyperfiltration of the remaining nephrons & to intraglomerular hypertension. These changes occur to increase the GFR of the remaining nephrons, thus minimizing the functional consequences of nephron loss. The changes are ultimately detrimental because they lead to glomerulosclerosis & further nephron loss. ...Read more

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What is focal sclerosing glomerulonephritis? What causes it?

Pattern: This may be due to anything from IgA nephropathy to lupus to a vasculitis. It's not a specific disease but a pattern of injury. As for more details. ...Read more

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What is glomerulonephritis?

What is glomerulonephritis?

Group of illnesses: Glomeruli are the little filters in the kidneys and -itis means inflammation. Since bacteria have nothing to grow on in the delicate little filters, the glomerulonephritis family results from immune injury. They range from trivial non-diseases to devastating processes that will ruin a kidney in a few days. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is glomerulonephritis?

Inflammation: Glomerulus is the functioning unit of the kidney. Blood passes through the glomerulus and water with electrolytes /some protein is filtered through the glomerulus into the kidney tubules where it undergoes various processes, eventually forming the final product- urine. "Itis" means inflammation. Glomerulonephritis means- inflammation of the glomerulus — many causes — infection, autoimmune, cancer. ...Read more

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Glomerulonephritis, can you explain this?

Glomerulonephritis: It means inflammation (due to cellular infiltration, autoimmune diseases, or infectious causes) in the glomeruli (which are smart tiny building blocks of your kidneys-where all the clearance of toxins from your blood happen!) it is diagnosed by kidney biopsy and many urine and blood tests. Symptoms and signs can be swelling of legs/face, blood and/or protein in urine, hypertension, abnl kidney fx ...Read more

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What is glomerulonephritis and is it painful?

What is glomerulonephritis and is it painful?

See below: Glomeruli are filtering units in the kidney- they are microscopic and each kidney has more than a million of these. Inflammation of these filtering units cause blood and protein in urine, BP elecvation, fluid retention, retention of wastes like bun, creatinine, elevation of potassium, and acid levels in blood. Usually painless. ...Read more

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Glomerulonephritis. How rare is it in young adults?

Glomerulonephritis. How rare is it in young adults?

Rare, but happens: Young adults can get focal segmental disease that causes high blood pressure and proteing loss. Other forms of gn also occur. The diagnosis depends on urinalysis and kidney biopsy. Many are treatable but not all depending on type. Obesity can cause gn. Also, drug abuse is more common in younger adults and can cause gn. ...Read more

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Can glomerulonephritis be cured? And how? Help please.

Can glomerulonephritis be cured? And how? Help please.

Yes: Glomerulonephritis is an inflammation of the kidney functioning units, or glomeruli. There are many types of this disease and the treatment depends on the classification of the type, amount of fibrosis (or scar tissue) and levels of kidney function and protein levels. Treatment may vary as well, but will be driven by the type of glomerulonephritis that you have. ...Read more

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What causes glomerulonephritis? And what will it lead to?

Many types: There are many types of glomerulonephritis, caused by many things, from strep infection to autoimmune or chronic diseases. The outcomes & prognoses vary depending on the type and severity of GN. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: glomerulonephritis?

Inflammed glomerulus: It means you have inflammation of the glomeruli of the kidney or the kidney is affected by an inflammatory process resulting in the presence of blood and/or protien in the urine. ...Read more

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Does chronic glomerulonephritis cause severe pain?

See below: The common causes of kidney pain are kidney stones, infection and cyst rupture in polycystic kidney disease, besides kidney trauma from any cause and there is a condition called loin pain hematuria syndrome.
Besides the above generally speaking chronic glomerulonephritis does not cause kidney pain
get yourself examined for other causes. ...Read more

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Why does acute glomerulonephritis usually decrease urine output?

Changes in function: One of the defining features of glomerulonephritis is an alteration in the kidney function. One of the functions of the kidneys is to help regulate fluid balance. So if the kidneys are affected by glomerulonephritis, fluid balance may be compromised. ...Read more

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Relation between acute glomerulonephritis and having a C3 compliment?

C3: A low C3 level with gn would point to an autoimmumme process that needs treatment. ...Read more

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