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.
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.

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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...

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...

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...

Diagnosed w/ IgA Nephropathy in 2006 & experience severe fatigue/almost constant malaise. Is this caused by IgAN? How do I monitor its progression?

Needs assessment . Your fatigue and malaise may be due to "weakened" kidneys as a result of your disease nephropathy. If your disease is worsening and damaging your kidneys, you can experience these symptoms as a result. It is important to discuss this with your your kidney specialist to arrange a diagnostic and treatment plan. . Read more...
IgA nephropathy. IgA nephropathy itself does not cause fatigue or malaise, unless kidney impairment is progressing. Then, anemia will appear and the kidney impairment will also cause fatigue; Progression is monitored by serum creatinine, urine protein, and BP and blood albumin levels. Read more...

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...

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. 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...