What Factors Can Trigger IgA Nephropathy
IgA nephropathy is an autoimmune renal disease, which can be divided into primary IgA Nephropathy and secondary IgA Nephropathy according to the different pathogenesis. However, no matter which type of 1gA nephropathy is, there are often no obvious symptoms in the early stage, so many patients will have reached the advanced stage once diagnosed. Do you know what factors can trigger IgA Nephropathy? Read on to learn more information.
1. Kidney poisoning. Drugs are a common cause of kidney poisoning. Some drugs may not have obvious adverse effects on normal kidneys, but for kidney patients, they may lead to more serious, even irreversible damage.
2. Infections. Infections, such as the most common skin and mucosal infections, may aggravate kidney damage and even affect the function of the kidney.
3. Kidney ischemia. If the effective circulating blood is insufficient in patients with IgA Nephropathy, it will lead to renal ischemia and aggravate renal damage. If the ischemia lasts for a long time, it may cause irreversible damage to the kidney.
4. Pregnancy. Most scholars believe that for IgA nephropathy patients with normal blood pressure and renal function, pregnancy has no significant effect on the natural course of kidney disease. However, in patients with hypertension, renal insufficiency and massive proteinuria, pregnancy may aggravate the kidney damage of pregnant women, and may affect the development and survival of the fetus.
How to treat IgA Nephropathy well?
Conventional treatment is to use western medicines such as ACEI, ARBs, steroids, immunosuppressants and so on to eliminate proteinuria, hematuria, high blood pressure and so on. When symptoms get under control, it does not mean your disease is stable. If you can not regulate the abnormal immune system and eliminate IgA immune complexes from the blood, the disease will come back. In our center, systemic Chinese Medicine Treatment is often used into IgA Nephropathy treatment. It can dissolve deposited IgA immune complexes and restore the balance of anti-inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory cytokines to eliminate renal inflammation and control the disease from getting worse. It can also eliminate waste products and extra fluid from body via urine, sweat and bowel movement. Moreover, it can improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into kidneys so as to provide the nidus with enough essential elements such as oxygen, nutrients and active ingredients of medicine to speed up kidney recovery.
After a short period of treatment, symptoms will be relieved greatly. After a long period of treatment, IgA Nephropathy will be under control, and renal function will get improved.
IgA Nephropathy is very harmful to human body. Only by knowing more about its inducing factors and other related conditions can we better carry out prevention and treatment work. I hope you can prevent and treat it as soon as possible. I wish all the patients can recover as soon as possible!
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