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How Flu Is Effecting My Kidneys with IgA Nephropathy

Question: This is my first time having the flu since getting diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy. I'm wondering if it's best to go to see the doctor or just try to wait it out at home. My urine has been dark and cloudy so I'm just concerned how this is effecting my kidneys. I also can't keep any medicines down. Any advice?

How Flu Is Effecting My Kidneys with IgA NephropathyAnswer: IgA Nephropathy is a kind of glomerulonephritis. The inflammation is caused by immune complexes depositing in the kidneys. And immune complexes come into being when your antibodies combine with antigens such as bacteria and virus.

Due to overwork, unhealthy lifestyle and some other reasons, your immune system becomes weak so that bacteria and virus invade into your body. In order to eliminate them, your immune system will produce a lot of antibodies like IgA. For IgA Nephropathy patients, their IgA receptors and IgA are abnormal so that IgA may combine with themselves. As a result, massive immune complexes are produced. With blood circulation, they come into the kidneys. Because the abnormal IgA receptors can not eliminate them from the kidneys timely, those immune complexes cause kidney inflammation. This can damage the tissue structure of mesangial cells of glomeruli so as to affect their filtration function. And then red blood cells leak into the urine, leading to blood urine. If you do not take effective treatment to cleanse those immune complexes, your kidneys can be fibrosis. At time, you may have to live on dialysis.

What you should do now is to strengthen your immune system. A good immune system can protect you from all the diseases. Immunotherapy is to regulate the abnormal immune system, block inflammatory response in the kidneys, cleanse immune complexes and increase the kidneys’ tolerance to the kidneys so as to protect your kidneys from being damaged. Therefore, it is worthy a try.

For your case, you had better talk with your doctor first to stop the blood urine and control flu. If your interested in our treatment, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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