Can homeopathy cure IgA nephropathy?

IGA nephropathy. Conventional medicine has symptomatic, supportive treatments for IgA nephropathy only -- no cure. Homeopathy does not treat specific pathologic diseases, but does treat the individuals who have them. A well-trained classical homeopath can take your case thoroughly and prescribe an individual homeopathic medicine that stimulates your own restorative system as needed. http://homeopathyusa.org.

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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...
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...

Is a biopsy necessary for IgA nephropathy?

Yes. You cannot diagnose IgA nephropathy with certainty without a biopsy. A doctor could make a provisional diagnosis, however. Since you cannot treat IgA nephropathy effectively you may wonder what's the point to do a biopsy anyway. Usually the use of the biopsy is to rule out more treatable disease and by knowing what you have you kind of know what to expectm (prognosis). Read more...
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...
IgA NEPH. To diagnose it - yes - once biopsied, then repeat biopsy is not necessary - the nephrologist can follow disease progress with urine and blood tests. Read more...

Is IGA Nephropathy genetic/hereditary?

Here are some ... Despite clinical suspicion and speculation, the evidence of decades has failed to document it as being genetic in more than 90-95% of cases. More detail? Ask your nephrologist timely. Read more...
IgA neph. Data have shown a genetic clustering for IgA nephropathy - however its genetic nature is not certain - Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...