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Does IgA Nephropathy Cause Weight Gain

Does IgA Nephropathy Cause Weight GainBlood urine is a typical symptom of IgA Nephropathy(Berger’s Disease). Besides hematuria, the patients also have many other symptoms and complications. Weight gain is a common complaint of IgA Nephropathy patients. Does IgA Nephropathy cause weight gain?

Causes of weight gain for IgA Nephropathy patients

-Severe fluid retention makes you gain weight.

When your kidney function is impaired severely by IgA Nephropathy, excess fluid and waste products can not be removed out of the body. They can make you gain weight. That is why kidney patients are often reminded of weight changes.

-Steroid treatment causes weight gain.

Steroids are the common used drugs for IgA Nephropathy patients to inhibit kidney inflammation and decrease the permeability of capillaries so as to reduce protein leakage. But they have many side effects in the long run. For example, they can increase your appetite. They can also cause swelling. These can all make you gain weight.

Treatment for IgA Nephropathy patients with weight gain

Doing some exercise in the daily and following a healthy diet help you control your weight. But it is necessary for you to find out the causes of weight gain and then suit the remedy to the case. If it is caused by fluid retention, you may have to use some diuretics to flush out the excess fluid. If it is associated with steroids, you can change them into some natural treatment. Immunotherapy is a breakthrough in treating IgA Nephropathy. This therapy combines Chinese medicine with western medicine. They can make up respective shortcomings to achieve a better therapeutic effect. It can cleanse the cycling immune complexes and cytokines to reduce kidney inflammation. It can also increase the kidneys’ tolerance to immune complexes to prevent kidney inflammation. Besides, it can block abnormal immune reaction to prevent further kidney damage. With the improvement of kidney function, symptoms and complications associated with IgA Nephropathy will get in remission gradually.

Does IgA Nephropathy cause weight gain? Yes. Weight gain can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, so importance should be attached. For more information, please leave a message below or send emails to igacure@gmail.com.

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