How Long Do You Need to Treat Kidney Disease Well
How long do you need to treat kidney disease well? Different kidney disease has different time. You can take a look at which kind you belong to.
Primary glomerulonephritis --- 2 years
Glomerulonephritis can be said to be the most mild type of kidney disease. According to the kidney function damage, it can be divided into acute glomerulonephritis and chronic glomerulonephritis. For the former, after finding the acute progressive factors and taking targeted treatment, the disease can be fully cured in half a year. Although the latter condition is mild, but it can cause substantial damage, so the recovery time is relatively long, and it usually requires at least two years to fully recover.
Primary Nephrotic Syndrome --- proteinuria is stabilized for over 2 years
Nephrotic syndrome is not a specific pathological type, but a group of symptoms that appear during the course of kidney disease, including three typical symptoms: hyperlipidemia, massive proteinuria, and hypoalbuminemia. Kidney disease that has these 3 kinds of symptoms can be called Nephrotic Syndrome. Specific pathological types include Membranous Nephropathy, Minimal Change Disease, Mesangial Proliferative Nephritis, Focal Proliferative Glomerulosclerosis and Membranous Proliferative Nephritis.
Proteinuria is a key indicator of the severity of these kidney diseases, and treatment is usually determined by the level of proteinuria. Each patient responds differently to steroids and immunosuppressive drugs, and therefore the duration of reducing proteinuria varies. Usually if these types of kidney patients can stabilize proteinuria (24h proteinuria is less than 0.15g) for more than 2 years, it can be said that the disease is recovered basically.
IgA Nephropathy --- It is divided into two time periods.
Proteinuria is also a typical symptom of IgA Nephropathy and is usually used to judged the severity of disease. It can be divided into two stages: For patients with 24h urine protein less than 1g, according to different conditions, some take 6-8 weeks, while others take 2-3 months or even longer. For patients with proteinuria greater than 3.5g for long term, they need lifelong drug treatment, and the disease can not be completely cured, but renal function can be stabilized.
Diabetic Nephropathy and Hypertensive Nephropathy --- They can not be treated well completely.
These two types of kidney diseases are typical secondary nephropathy. Long-term uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension result in poor systemic blood circulation and then affect the blood flow to the kidney, leading to ischemia and anoxia, thus accelerating fibrosis and sclerosis of kidney tissues. In severe case, serious kidney failure can be caused.
Diabetes and hypertension are metabolic diseases that are difficult to cure, so kidney disease they cause increase the treatment difficulty. And compared to other kidney disease, Diabetic Nephropathy progresses faster. To avoid the deterioration of the disease, the key is to control the two basic indicators: blood pressure and blood sugar, and then reduce proteinuria, and then prevent various complications such as Cardiovascular Disease. Renal patients with good prognosis can always be maintained in the stage of renal insufficiency, and renal patients with poor prognosis can be treated by dialysis.
Which kind of kidney disease do you have? Now you know how long you need to treat it well. For more information on kidney disease treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.
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