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Why Does IgA Nephropathy Reoccur After Transplant

Why Does IgA Nephropathy Reoccur After TransplantKidney transplant is regarded as the best method to live a normal life again for kidney disease patients, but clinical report IgA Nephropathy, which is also called Berger’s Disease, reoccurs easily after kidney transplantation. For this reason, many IgA Nephropathy patients feel hopeless and hesitate to make the decision of doing kidney transplant. Well, why does IgA Nephropathy reoccur after transplant?

What is IgA Nephropathy?

IgA Nephropathy is a glomerular disease involving IgA (Immunoglobulin A) which is one of the most common antibodies in the body. More IgA will be produced when there are invaders. In IgA Nephropathy, due to immune disorder, large amounts of IgA which is always accompanied with C3 and IgG deposit in mesangial area while flowing through kidney with blood. These depositions cause severe inflammation which can damage surrounding kidney tissues.

Why does IgA Nephropathy reoccur after transplant?

Kidney transplant is a surgery in which a healthy kidney is put into patient’s body. This transplanted kidney helps to filter blood, produce urine, regulate blood pressure, secrete necessary hormone and maintain electrolyte balance.

Kidney transplant is a way for IgA Nephropathy patients to live a normal life again, but as immune disorder is not cured, new kidney is in a very dangerous condition and it is damaged sooner or later. That is the reason why IgA Nephropathy reoccur easily after kidney transplant.

What is the best treatment method for IgA Nephropathy?

Kidney transplant is a way, but not the best way for IgA Nephropathy patients, because it can not normalize immune system.

So far Immunotherapy is the best treatment method for IgA Nephropathy patients. It is a combination of Chinese medicine and western medicine. Western medicines are used temporarily to bring all the symptoms under control and in a proper treatment course, Chinese medicines like Mai Kang mixture are used to normalize immune system, repair injured kidney intrinsic cells and strengthen kidney. Chinese medicine and western medicine work differently for IgA Nephropathy patients and by combining them properly, IgA Nephropathy can be treated from the root and also recurrence of it after transplant can be avoided.

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