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Life Expectancy and Prognosis of IgA Nephropathy

Life Expectancy and Prognosis of IgA NephropathyIgA Nephropathy is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when IgA deposit in the glomerular mesangial area. In this article, you can learn about the life expectancy and prognosis of this disease.

Life expectancy of IgA Nephropathy:

According to the data, about 80%-90% patients can survive for 10 years; and 20%-30% sufferers may develop into renal-insufficiency within the next 30 to 40 years; after the diagnosis, about 1%-2% IgA nephropathy paitents will develop into kidney failrue.

Factors that affect the prognosis of IgA nephropathy:

1. The occurrence of hematuria, which includes gross hematuria and microscopic hematuria.

2. Pathologic change. For instance, severe proliferation, glomerular sclerosis, injury of glomerular capillary wall, formation of crescent and interstitial fibrosis.

3. High blood pressure, especially uncontrolled hypertension. And it can cause sharpen decline in renal function.

4. Age of onset, in general, the older the age, the poorer the prognosis.

5. Presently, manay scholars hold the opinion that moderate or massive proteinuria indicates a poor prognosis.

To sum up, the prognosis of IgA differs from person to person. Then, are there some methods to improve it’s prognosis and prolong the life-expectancy?

At our center, experienced nephrologists suggest patients to eat more healthy. Generally, the dietary principle can be low-protein, low-salt, low-fat, etc. Meanwhile, it is also necessary to eat some fresh fruits and vegetables to replenish vitamins and other minerals. If you want to get an individualized dietary advice, please click the online doctors now!

To achieve a better therapeutic effect, treamtents should be sought to clear the IgA immune complexes and rebuild the normal immune system. Here, Immunotherapy is strongly recommonded, which gets Chinese medicine, Western medicine and Blood Purification technique involved. And many clinical practices have proven its’ effectiveness in treating this autoimmune disorder.

If there is anything unclear about the life expectancy and prognosis of IgA nephropathy, you are always welcomed to email us kidneyservice@hotmail.com. Have a good day!

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