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Will IgA Nephropathy Kill Me

Will IgA Nephropathy Kill MeWill IgA Nephropathy kill me? This question is usually posed by patients who are newly diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy. IgA Nephropathy is a kidney problem that can be primary or secondary. IgA Nephropathy progresses to kidney failure which is very life-threatening in 25-30% cases within 20 years, so not everyone who are living with IgA Nephropathy will finally die from this kind of illness. However, if we just leave IgA Nephropathy alone, we will run a very high risk to be killed by kidney failure caused by IgA Nephropathy.

How does IgA Nephropathy affected our kidneys?

IgA Nephropathy is an illness in which kidneys are injured due to inflammatory response. In cases of IgA Nephropathy, inflammatory response appears due to IgA deposition in mesangial area. IgA (Immunoglobulin A) is an anitbody that accounts for about 10-20% of the whole serum immunoglobulin. In normal cases, it helps us fith against harmful substances like bacterium and viruses. However, when immune system becomes disorder or when there is immune deficiency, large amounts of IgA which maybe normal or abnormal are produced. They circulate with blood and inflammatory response appears in kidney when they lodge in mesangial area. Persistent inflammatory response helps to clear IgA away from kidney, but it lasts for a very long time, surrounding kidney tissues will be damaged.

How to prevent kidney failure with IgA Nephroapthy?

Kidney failure refers to a physical condition in which kidneys can not function and help to maintain one’s life again. Under such a condition, dialysis and kidney transplant are usually applied to sustain life and increase life span. Therefore, stopping IgA Nephropathy from developing to kidney failure is very important.

On the basis of the above information, to prevent kidney failure effectively with IgA Nephropathy, the following several measures are needed;

1. Normalize immune system and improve immunity, which can help to stop the further deposition on kidney.

2. Clear excess IgA away from blood and kidney, so as to have a thorough prevention of inflammatory response. This can help to avoid further kidney damages.

3. Get all the symptoms like hematuria, proteinuria and high blood pressure under control, which is helpful for slowing down illness progress in the short term.

4. Repair injured kidney intrinsic cells: Necrotic kidney intrinsic cells can not be revived, but some kidney cells which are damaged mildly can be repaired well by activating them. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is recommended regarding this step.

5. A scientific diet is needed and the exact diet plan must be based on the specific illness condition.

Will IgA Nephropathy kill us? The answer is :Yes, if we leave it alone and give no treatment. We need to be careful about our kidney and try to avoid everything that may be harmful for our kidney once being diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy. But fortunately, it is quite possible for us to live a high quality life with timely and systematic treatment. So please not give up easily even if your kidneys have been affected seriously.

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