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How Long can I Live with IgA Nephropathy (Berger's Disease)

How Long can I Live with IgA Nephropathy (Berger's Disease)IgA Nephropathy, or Berger's disease, is the most common primary chronic glomerulonephritis worldwide. After 10-20 years with this disorder, the kidneys may show signs of damage. About 25% of adults and 5-10% of children with IgAN develop total Kidney Failure. However, with correct treatment and lifestyle changes, people with IgA Nephropathy can live a long, productive life.

If you want to get personalized advice, feel free to chat with our online doctor! In the following article, we will mainly talk about ways for persons with IgA Nephropathy to live a normal life. Hope it helps!

Best medical treatment

Usually, with low immunity, immune disorder may occur after a person getting infection or fever. The immune disorder will cause over reaction of the immune system. IgA and immune complexes will circulate with blood circulation. In case of IgA Nephropathy, massive immune complexes including IgA and IgA become deposited on the mesangial area of the kidneys, causing damage to the kidneys.

So far, the most effective therapy for this disease is known as Immunotherapy. Under this treatment, the excess immune response will be stopped, deposits of immune complex will be degraded and discharged out of the body, kidney function will get recovered, and immune system can be rebuilt. To what extent can you recover with Immunotherapy? Feel free to Contact Us.

Healthy lifestyle

* Make proper dietary changes. Eat a low-salt diet to avoid putting stress to the kidneys and prevent fluid retention. Be a vegetarian is recommended. Limit the intake of potassium and phosphorus if the blood levels are elevated. If you would like to know the best food list in your situation, feel free to Email us at

* Follow a suitable exercise after the doctor's instruction. Patients can do exercises such as walking, biking, swimming, golf, running, etc. At the same time, avoid strenuous sports including basketball, football, heave contact sports, etc.

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