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Factors That Affect IgA Nephropathy Prognosis

Time:  2014-01-10 10:29

If you are expecting to know the prognosis of IgA Nephropathy, I am afraid you need to have a well understand about the factors that may affect IgA Nephropathy prognosis firstly.

IgA Nephropathy is a kidney disorder that occurs when IgA-a protein that helps to fight against harmful substances settles in mesangial area and lead to kidney damages through immune response. The prognosis of this illness can be affected by many factors like:

1. Treatment method

Treatment is the number one factor that affects the prognosis of IgA Nephropathy mostly. For patients of IgA Nephropathy, tight control of all the symptoms like high blood pressure and proteinuria is an important part, and receive good treatment effects, they always need to take some hypotensive drugs like ACE inhibitors and ARBs as well as medicines that can help to reduce protein in urine. Bring all the symptoms under control helps to slow down illness progression and improve prognosis. However, this is not the all that IgA Nephropathy patients can do. In general, to prevent further kidney damages and stop illness from developing, they need to regulate immune system and remove IgA immune complexes deposited in kidney and circulating in blood. Only in this way, can IgA Nephropathy be treated fundamentally and also can prognosis be improved really.

2. Attack time of IgA Nephropathy

The attack time of IgA Nephropathy also plays a part in predicting the prognosis of IgA Nephropathy. For elders, the earlier they are attacked by IgA Nephropathy, the better the prognosis.

3. The type of pathological changes

IgA Nephropathy is separated into 6 types according to Lee classification. For IgA Nephropathy patients who are diagnosed with grade II and grade III, they usually have a better prognosis. However for others, their prognosis is relatively poorer.

4. Diet plan

What we eat affects our physical condition directly, so for IgA Nephropathy patients, they need to make diet changes and avoid foods that may cause bad influence on their illness. But in some cases, patients eat freely as they believe there is no links between kidney condition and diet. Under such a condition, they usually experience poor prognosis due to unreasonable diet plan.

Prognosis of IgA Nephropathy can be affected by these factors, so there is something that IgA Nephropathy patients can do to improve prognosis. If you are want to learn more about this topic, please keep your eyes on our website or leave message to us to get related information early.

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