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Does IgA Nephropathy Run in Families

Does IgA Nephropathy Run in FamiliesIgA Nephropathy is the most common form of primary glomerulonephritis. Many IgA Nephropathy patients find that they are not the only one to get IgA Nephropathy. Does IgA Nephropathy run in families? Some say yes and other say no. Now let’s see more information in the following article.

Generally speaking, IgA Nephropathy is not an inherited disease.

Its occurrence is associated with many factors, such as immune dysfunction, infections, inflammatory response, genes and so on. Among them, genes indeed play an important role, because many researches show that IgA Nephropathy has a high morbidity in families. And it is related with human leucocyte antigen B35, DR4, B12, etc. But you should not ignore other factors, because IgA Nephropathy usually occurs under frequent infections, such as cold, pharyngitis, tonsillitis and enteritis. If you can protect yourself from those infections, it is possible for you to lead a normal life even if you have a gene for IgA Nephropathy. 

How to strengthen your immune system to prevent IgA Nephropathy?

There are many ways for you to strengthen immune system, for example, do exercise regularly, follow a balanced diet, have a good rest, keep a positive attitude, etc. 

Does IgA Nephropathy run in families? Simply speaking, IgA Nephropathy is not inherited, but if your family has a history of IgA Nephropathy, you also may be at increased risk of IgA Nephropathy. In such case, you should do physical examination regularly so as to have early diagnosis and timely treatment. Besides, you should strengthen your immune system to reduce infection frequency and prevent IgA Nephropathy. Even if you are diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy now, do not be afraid. We can help you control this condition very well. For more information, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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