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How Long Can I Live with Stage 4 IgA Nephropathy

How Long Can I Live with Stage 4 IgA NephropathyStage 4 IgA Nephropathy means there is severe damage to the kidneys and you may have to prepare for dialysis or kidney transplant. Therefore, many patients can not help thinking about how long can they live with stage 4 IgA Nephropathy.

How long can I live with stage 4 IgA Nephropathy?

This question is very difficult to answer. Because it depends on many factors, such as gender, age, physical condition, treatment you receive, lifestyle, emotion, etc. Among these factors, gender and age can not be changed, but the other factors can be controlled. If you have strong physical condition, the treatment you receive is very effective, you lead a healthy lifestyle and you keep a positive emotion, it is possible for you to live a long life with Stage 4 IgA Nephropathy.

How to prolong your life with stage 4 IgA Nephropathy?

There are so many factors to affect your lifespan. Space limited, so here we only have a brief introduction to treatment you receive, for it is the main influence factor.

-Routine treatment

Routine treatment is to prescribe a medicine special for a certain symptom. For people with stage 4 IgA Nephropathy, a lot of symptoms appear, such as high blood pressure, proteinuria, anemia, edema, etc. Medicine such as ACEI, ARBs, steroids, diuretics and so on is effective in controlling the symptoms temporarily. If you want to stabilize the state of illness, you should treat the disease from the root.

-Immunotherapy

IgA Nephropathy is a kidney disease caused by immunodeficiency. Just controlling the symptoms is not enough. We should regulate the abnormal immune system. Immunotherapy adopts the advantages of western medicine and Chinese medicine. It can cleanse immune complexes and some other waste from the blood to prevent further damage to the kidneys. It can also increase the kidney’s tolerance to IgA so as to relieve kidney inflammation. Moreover, it can strengthen immune system to help you fight against kidney disease. After a period of treatment, IgA Nephropathy can be controlled very well and then you can enjoy your life.

Stage 4 is a turning point. If you can control it well, you may lead a normal and full life. If you can not, the disease may quickly develop to end stage renal disease and then your life quality will be affected a lot.

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