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Can IgA Nephropathy Cause Weight Gain

Can IgA Nephropathy Cause Weight GainNot a few IgA Nephropathy patients suffer from weight gain. Can IgA Nephropathy cause weight gain? Those patients can not help having such a doubt. After reading this article, you will find the answer.

Weight gain may result from fluid retention.

IgA Nephropathy can gradually impair your kidney function. With declined kidney function, excess fluid builds up in the blood. Besides, when massive protein leaks into urine, plasma colloid osmotic pressure decreases and then fluid flows into tissue space, leading to fluid retention as well. Fluid retention can make your weight gain.

In such case, you should try treatment to flush out the excess fluid. Diuretics are helpful. If you have proteinuria, it is necessary for you to stop protein leakage first. In short term, steroids are helpful.

Weight gain may result from steroid treatment.

Steroids are the common used drugs for IgA Nephropathy patients. They can block kidney inflammation and decrease the permeability of capillaries so as to stop protein leakage. But this kind of medication has many side effects, one of which is to improve your appetite, which can make you consume too much food and then it is likely for you to have weight gain. Besides, steroids can also cause fluid retention.

In such case, you should control your appetite to prevent further weight gain. If you have had enough side effects of steroids, you can choose some natural treatment. As long as you stop the use of steroids, your weight can gradually decrease. Immunotherapy is a combination of western medicine and Chinese medicine. They can make up respective shortcomings and achieve a better therapeutic effect. It can cleanse the cycling immune complexes in the blood to prevent kidney inflammation. It can also block abnormal immune reaction to reduce the production of immune complexes. Besides, it can increase the kidneys’ tolerance to immune complexes to prevent inflammation. All in all, it can regulate the immune system to help your kidneys recover.

Can IgA Nephropathy cause weight gain? Yes, it can. If you want to know more information about IgA Nephropathy, please leave a message below or send emails to igacure@gmail.com.

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