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Prevent IgA Nephropathy Progressing to Stage 5 Kidney Failure

IgA Nephropathy,kidney failureIgA Nephropathy, also known as Berger's disease, can occur at any age. In up to 50% of cases, the disease slowly progresses to ESRD, although a small minority of patients, mainly adults, have a rapidly progressive form that develop into renal failure within a few years or even months. How to prevent IgA Nephropathy progressing to Stage 5 Kidney Failure? Chat with our online doctor for personalized advice!

IgA Nephropathy patients with one or more of the following conditions need to pay particular attention to take precautions of kidney failure: unremittingly heavy protein in the urine, uncontrolled high blood pressure, declining glomerular filtration rate, high creatinine level in the blood, being age 30 or older at the time of apparent onset of the disorder, severe lesions in the initial biopsy (especially evidence of sclerosis or crescent formation). These are factors that seem linked to a poor prognosis.

People with IgA Nephropathy can prevent Stage 5 Kidney Failure by taking treatments as below:

1. Holistic treatment. The latest treatment for this disease is Immunotherapy, which can not only stop the deterioration of kidney function but also rebuild the kidney structure and regulate the overall immune system. IgAN will not recur with this treatment.

2. Natural remedies. There is much that Chinese herbal medicine, herbs, acupuncture, massage, tai chi, etc can help relieve specific symptoms as well as retard the progression of Berger's disease.

3. Proper diet. Restricting diet slows progression of kidney disease. Check this link for more information: Diet Choices and 5 Stages of IgA Nephropathy

4. Healthy lifestyle. Avoid tobacco. Drink plenty of pure water. Avoid medicines toxic to the kidneys. Get plenty of sleep. Do regular exercises and physical activities.

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