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What to Do with IgA Nephropathy if Diuretics Does Not Work

What to Do with IgA Nephropathy if Diuretics Does Not WorkIgA Nephropathy (Berger’s Disease) can affect your kidney function to expel waste products and excess fluid from the body so as to lead to many symptoms and complications, one of which is swelling. Diuretics (water pills) can help your body flush out fluid. But sometimes they do not work. What to do with IgA Nephropathy if diuretics does not work?

How does IgA Nephropathy cause swelling?

Water retention may be associated with your declined kidney function. Besides, when you have massive proteinuria, your plasma colloid osmotic pressure decreases and then fluid flows into tissue space, leading to swelling.

Treatment for you to get rid of swelling besides diuretics

There are many kinds of diuretics, such as loop diuretic, thiazide diuretic, osmotic diuretics, potassium sparing diuretic, etc. If one of them does not take effect, you can change it into another or combine several of them together. But you should talk with your doctor to find a suitable treatment plan.

If your swelling is caused by proteinuria, diuretics is usually not effective as well. In such case, it is necessary for you to reduce protein leakage. Steroids and immunosuppressants can help you block kidney inflammation and reduce proteinuria. Besides, you should supplement moderate protein to recover plasma colloid osmotic pressure. And then your swelling will gradually disappear.

Though western medicines can help you control the symptoms quickly, they can not repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney. Immunotherapy is a combination of western medicine and Chinese medicine. It can help you regulate abnormal immune system, cleanse the cycling and deposited immune complexes and improve blood circulation to help your kidneys recover themselves. When your kidney function improves, its corresponding symptoms and complications disappear.

What to do with IgA Nephropathy if diuretics does not work? Hope the above information can help you. If you still have any question, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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