IgA Glomerulonephritis (Berger's disease) is characterized by glomerular deposition of IgA, as unique or predominant positive immunoglobulin. The glomeruli become inflamed accompanied with proliferation of cells in the mesangial matrix. Eventually, glomerulosclerosis (scarring of the gloemruli) can be the eventual result. Recognizing the symptoms of this disease can help us take prompt measures so as to prevent its progression to established Renal Failure (ERF).
Initially, IgA Glomerulonephritis often doesn't cause symptoms. The disorder
may go unnoticed fro decades. In some cases, it may be firstly suspected when
routine tests show red blood cells and protein in the urine.
Common signs and symptoms include:
▪ Hematuria (blood in urine)-macroscopic or microscopic hematuria
▪ Proteinuria (protein in urine)-foamy, or frothy urine
▪ Nephrotic Syndrome-edema, hypoalbuminemia, high cholesterol, etc.
▪ Hypertension (high blood pressure)
▪ Flank pain, joint pain, or abdominal pain
▪ Weakened immune system
▪ Low-grade fever
Go to your doctor is you notice blood in your urine. Urinary bleeding may not
be severe is it occurs only occasionally. This can be resulted from strenuous
exercise and certain foods and medicines. However, if you suffer from prolonged
or repeated bleeding, you may have medical problems. Besides, make an
appointment with your doctor if your urine is foamy or swelling of the hands and
feet appear suddenly.
Once diagnosed with IgA Glomerulonephritis, you need to receive standard
treatment in time. Here, the treatment doesn't refer to pure symptomatic
treatment, but systemic treatment which can not only eliminate the symptoms but
also remove the root cause-immune complex. Our immunotherapy has shown prominent
effects in clinical practices. If you are still looking for better treatment,
immunotherapy is a good treatment option.
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