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IgA Nephropathy and Deteriorating Edema: Is That Normal

2014-08-29 08:59

IgA Nephropathy and Deteriorating Edema: Is That NormalI have IgA Nephropathy and my edema is getting progressively worse. Is that normal? Of course not. If you have the similar medical condition, the following information can help you learn more about it.

Why you have edema with IgA Nephropathy?

IgA Nephropathy is caused by IgA depositing in the mesangial area. In order to remove the IgA, your kidneys will launch inflammatory reaction. Short-term inflammation is beneficial, but long-term and inappropriate inflammation can damage the kidneys. As we all know, glomerulus is involved in the filtration of the blood to form urine. When its mesangial area is damaged, fluid is retained in the body, resulting in edema. Besides, if you have proteinuria, it can also lead to edema. Because when protein leaks into the urine, the plasma colloid osmotic pressure decreases, and then fluid flows into the tissue space.

Edema is getting progressively worse, which may indicate that your kidney function declines. In addition, if you do not pay attention to the intake of sodium and fluid, edema can get worse as well.

How to ease edema for IgA Nephropathy patients?

-Because salt can retain water in the body, worsening edema, you had better limit its intake. If your edema is very severe, salt should be avoided. Besides, you should also restrict the intake of fluid.

-If it is caused by proteinuria, protein intake should be controlled as well. Too much protein can worsen proteinuria and edema.

-In fact, the most direct way is to take diuretics to increase the urine output and ease edema.

-If it is caused by kidney function impairment, what you should do is to repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney function. Here we recommend Immunotherapy for IgA Nephropathy patients. This therapy can cleanse the IgA and its immune complexes from the blood, block the abnormal inflammatory reaction and strengthen immunity. A strong immune system can help you fight against any disease. With the improvement of kidney function, the kidneys can manage the fluid in the body very well and then the edema relieves. Moreover, you will find that your urine output increases, appetite improves, cold limbs become warm, etc.

Early treatment is needed when your edema gets progressively worse. Otherwise, severe edema can affect your life and speed up the progression to kidney failure. If you have any question, please contact online doctor.

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