How Long Can Patients with Latent Nephritis
How long can I survive once I am diagnosed with Latent Nephritis? For a part of the patients, their renal function can stay normal in a long term and the disease does not affect their life span. However, in some cases of Latent Nephritis, if untreated, it will develop into Chronic Kidney Disease gradually. With the aggravation of renal fibrosis, the disease will progress into Uremia and then the patients have to take dialysis or kidney transplant thus affecting their life span enormously.
However, as Latent Nephritis does not show obvious clinical symptoms, the persons have persistent mild proteinuria and hematuria. Only a minority of them have back pain, fatigue and gross hematuria. For no severe discomforts, the persons often do not attach importance to the early treatment. Unfortunately, the disease aggravates into Uremia.
In the early stage of Latent Nephritis, if the patients can receive proper treatment, most of them can recover completely or prevent the disease progression. Generally speaking, the prognosis of Latent Nephritis is good. However, if they do not take early treatment along with no attention to daily care, it will aggravate the disease very rapidly. If the persons have long term occult blood, it proves that the kidneys have serious pathological changes. Untreated, the renal fibrosis is initiated and damages the normal renal function gradually. Therefore, even if the persons do not have any discomforts, they should also treat Latent Nephritis as early as possible. In this way, they will be able to stop their renal function decline and live as long as the normal people.