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).

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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...

What are IgA nephropathy or thin basement membrane disease?

IgA. Primary IgA nephropathy is the most common glomerulitis in the us. Most cases follow a slow path to renal compromise but many are more benign. Iga deposits are oalso seen secodnay to lupus, othe connective tissue disease, ankylosing spondylitis, henoch schonlein disease. Read more...

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...
IgA Nephropathy. Not recommended to try self-medicating for this disease. Have you discussed treatment options and long term outlook with your nephrologist? That would be my initial recommendation. Read more...

My 9 yr old son has strep throat and a kidney disease called IgA nephropathy it's a kidney disorder started when he was 5. Kidney biopsy?

IGA nephropathy. Are you asking if he should have a biopsy. The answer is yes. If you asking if he be treated for a strep. The answer is yes as well. Read more...
Confusing question. Although some strep strains can cause kidney problems, early treatment usually avoids them. If the kid has a pre-existing kidney problem, the need for a biopsy is best determined by the docs who know him best. A recent strep infection would not require such an invasive procedure, but a significant change in kidney function might. Read more...

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...
IgA Nephropathy. In the early stages, IgA nephropathy has no symptoms. This disease can be silent for years, even decades. The first sign of IgA nephropathy may be blood in the urine. The blood may appear during a cold, sore throat, or other infection. At times, blood in the urine can only be detected by a doctor or nurse using special tests. Read more...

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...

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...
Unknown. Iga nephropathy is the most common form of glomerulonephritis in chidren, yet the cause is still elusive. Read more...

I have IgA nephropathy and I want to lose weight. Is ok for me to drink shakeology?

Talk to renal doc. While i'm not specifically familiar with shakeology, many of those preparations contain quite high levels of proteins. This may be quite hard for your kidneys to handle if you have renal problems. It is going to make a difference how much renal function you have left, etc. Also, some of these products have higher levels of potassium, so that, too, may be tough on you. Share info with renal doc. Read more...