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Will IgA Nephropathy Reduce My Lifespan

Question: I am 22 years old and I was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy. My monthly tests show a considerably reduction in proteinuria from 4.6/24h to 2 g/24h after a month of treatment with atacand, omega 3, vitamin E and cystone. My creatinine level is 0.95 mg/dL. After this treatment, the doctor added Imuran to my medication and increased the dose of omega 3 to per day. My question is: will this condition reduce my lifespan?

Will IgA Nephropathy Reduce My LifespanAnswer: Your creatinine is still within the normal range (0.5-1.2 mg/dL), which indicates that your kidney function is normal. Therefore, there is no need to over worry about your state of illness. Now your proteinuria is 2 g/24h, you should control it below 1 g/24h, and then you would have better prognosis.

Let’s have a look at the treatment you receive now.

From the treatment you receive, we can see that atacand is used to treat high blood pressure. Cystone helps expel kidney stones and prevent recurrent kidney stone formation by promoting normal urine flow. Imuran is a kind of immunosuppressant which can inhibit kidney inflammation and decrease permeability of capillaries so as to reduce protein leakage. Omega 3 is also anti-inflammatory. And vitamin E can dilate blood vessels and block blood clotting to improve blood circulation. With the above treatment, your symptoms are gradually brought under control. But that is not enough. If you can not remove immune complexes which causes kidney inflammation, symptoms may come back again.

IgA Nephropathy will not reduce your lifespan if you receive treatment aggressively.

IgA Nephropathy usually progresses slowly over many years. If you control IgA Nephropathy well, it won’t develop to end stage kidney failure and you can live a normal and full life. Immunotherapy helps you treat IgA Nephropathy from the root. It can regulate the abnormal immune reaction. It can also cleanse immune complexes from the blood to eliminate inflammation. Besides, it repairs the damaged glomeruli to stop proteinuria.

Now there is no kidney function impairment, but if you do not find a more effective treatment, it will develop to kidney failure. And then your lifespan will be affected. For more information, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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