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.

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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...
Maybe. Anything is possible, and depending on what else is going on with your chronic glomerulonephritis, there may be reasons for severe pain. Talk with your doctor. Read more...

Explain the general difference between acute glomerulonephritis and chronic glomerulonephritis. How is each treated?

Diagnosis. Acute glomerulonephritis means onset of kidney inflammation in days, so cause should be identified, treated , to recover renal function. Chronic means the problem existed for few weeks - months, still cause should be diagnosed, treated.Most often , both requires renal biopsy. Read more...

I've been diagnosed with mild chronic Glomerulonephritis. What can I do to prevent it from developing to acute stage?

Avoid some medicatio. If you have chronic kindney disease you can prevent worsening of Kinsey function by avoiding medications which worsen kidney function. You should avoid medications such as Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and Naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn). When in doubt ask your doctor or pharmacist. Always read the ingredient labels of multisymptom medications before taking them. Read more...

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 on-going condition would not count on a waiver. See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/urinary.htm. Read more...

Why does chronic glomerulonephritis lead to renal failure?

Complex. Chronic immune mediated inflammation of the glomeruli (filtering units), does them in over time and causes loss of ability to clear the daily toxin and water load. Read more...
Scar formation. Chronic glomerulonephritis (regardless of the cause) is chronic inflammation which will lead to scar formation (aka fibrosis) in the kidneys. Fibrosis is a reperative or reactive process which turns functional elemants of the kidneys into nonfunctional fibrous tissue and hence kidney failure. Read more...