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How Quickly Does IgA Nephropathy Progress

How Quickly Does IgA Nephropathy Progress“I am diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy. How quickly does it progress?” I think many patients have the similar doubt. Some people are able to live with IgA Nephropathy without a problem, while it can lead to kidney failure in others. It is widely acknowledged that IgA Nephropathy can not be cured, but there is treatment to help you slow down the progression to kidney failure.

Now let’s have a quick look at IgA Nephropathy.

Immunoglobulin A is an antibody which helps fight the bacteria and virus that is invading into body. But due to immunodeficiency, IgA and immune complexes can deposit in the kidneys, causing inflammation. Over time inflammation can lead to kidney function impairment.

What affect the progression of IgA Nephropathy?

-IgA Nephropathy can lead to proteinuria, blood urine, high blood pressure, swelling, anemia and some other symptoms. Without appropriate treatment, they can speed up the progression.

-Improper diet may raise blood pressure, worsen proteinuria and edema, etc. Besides, improper diet can increase accumulation of waste in the body so that kidneys have to work hard to remove them.

In addition, overwork, cold, infection, smoking, drinking and so on can call affect the progression of IgA Nephropathy.

How to slow the progression of IgA Nephropathy?

To slow the progression of IgA Nephropathy, you should control the above factors, for example, control symptoms, follow renal-friendly diet, have a good rest, stop smoking, etc. But that is not enough. You should also repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney function. Immunotherapy is a breakthrough in treating IgA Nephropathy. It can remove immune complexes from kidneys to relieve inflammation. It can also block the abnormal immune reaction. Moreover, it can speed up the recovery of kidney tissues. After a period of treatment, all of the symptoms caused by IgA Nephropathy are alleviated and kidney function improves to certain extent. And then you can live a normal life.

How quickly does IgA Nephropathy progress? It depends on yourself. If you want to slow down the progression and delay the onset of dialysis, please take measures as early as possible.

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