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IgA Nephropathy (Berger's disease) :Symptoms & Treatments

Time:  2015-01-31 14:27

IgA Nephropathy (Berger's disease) :Symptoms & TreatmentsIgA Nephropathy, also called Berger’s disease is a kidney disorder in which IgA called antibodies build up in kidney tissue. In order to prevent the disease well and have a better treatment, it is quite necessary to know the common symptoms.

IgA is a protein called antibody that helps the body fight against infections. IgA Nephropathy (Berger’s disease) happens when too much IgA is accumulated in the kidneys. IgA builds up inside the blood vessels of the kidneys, which leads to the kidney become inflamed and damaged, causing decreasing kidney function. Some symptoms occur with the reducing kidney function. Some patients may have no symptoms at the early stage of kidney disease and some symptoms happen at the advanced stage of kidney disease.

The common symptoms are as following:

Bloody urine that starts during or soon after a respiratory infection

Swelling of the hands and feet

Repeated upper respiratory infections

Repeated episodes of dark or bloody urine

Lack of response to cold temperatures (mainly in children)

Urinary tract infections (UTIs, mainly in young girls)


Muscle pain


The Treatments for IgA Nephropathy (Berger’s disease)

To date, IgA Nephropahy can not be prevented and has not cure. What we can do is to prevent the progression of kidney damage and prevent it from developing into kidney failure.

You are prescribed with ACEI and ARBs to control blood pressure, controlling blood pressure is the most important way to delay kidney damage. Additionally that, you are suggested to take some steroids and other drugs to suppress the immune system.

For those who are already advanced into end stage kidney disease, dialysis and kidney transplant is needed to deal with it. The most fundamental way for IgA Nephropathy is to improve immunity and repair kidney damage, Beijing tongshantang Hospital of traditional Chinese Medicine provides patients a series of natural treatments, such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Foot Bath, Steaming Therapy.

The symptoms and treatments for IgA Nephropathy have been listed, if you want to know more details, you can send email to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com or talk it with our online doctor directly.

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