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Relationship Between IgA Nephropathy and Gout

Relationship Between IgA Nephropathy and GoutIgA Nephropathy patients have a high risk of gout. What is the relationship between IgA Nephropathy and gout? If you want to know the answer, please go on reading.

How does IgA Nephropathy cause gout?

Uric acid is one of the waste that is eliminated by the kidneys. Living IgA Nephropathy without appropriate treatment, your kidney function will become lower and lower. As a result, uric acid builds up in the bloodstream. Over time, deposits of uric acid crystals collect around bone or cartilage. At first, the accumulated uric acid may cause no symptoms, but if the area becomes inflamed, a gout attack occurs. And then there is swelling, redness, and intense pain in the joints. High uric acid can also affect your kidney function. Therefore, early treatment is needed.

How to deal with gout for IgA Nephropathy patients?


Uric acid is the waste produce of purine, so you had better avoid purine-rich diet, such as animal’s liver, seafood, red meat, etc. If you have no edema, you can drink moderate water, which helps flush out the waste from your body. Alcohol can restrain the elimination of uric acid, so reduction in alcohol consumption is preferred. Besides, you should limit the intake of honey and cane sugar, because they are packed with high content of fructose, which can speed up the production of uric acid.


Anti-inflammatory drugs are often prescribed to control pain and inflammation of a gout attack and some other medications are often used to help prevent further attacks by eliminating uric acid or affecting the production of excess uric acid, such as probenecid and allopurinol.

-Kidney function improvement

If you can repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney function, the uric acid can be discharged out of the body. Because IgA Nephropathy is an auto-immune disease. It is necessary for you to regulate the abnormal immune system. Immunotherapy is a breakthrough in treating kidney disease. It can help you improve your immune system and help you fight against kidney disease. If you would like to know more information about our treatment, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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