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Will I Pass IgA Nephropathy on Child? Is IgA Nephropathy Hereditary

IgA Nephropathy,HereditaryIgA Nephropathy seems likely occurs in young people, especially in the age group of 0~40. Most of IgA Nephropathy are teenagers or young people who have not been married or have no child. Anyone who wants a baby try to find the answer: Will I Pass IgA Nephropathy on Child? Is IgA Nephropathy Hereditary?

Is IgA Nephropathy Hereditary?

Actually, IgA Nephropathy is the contribution of both congenital and postnatal factors. There is possibility that the onset of IgA Nephropathy is related to genetic deficiency responsible for immunoreaction or weeding out immune complex. When some people have the genetic deficiency, it is very likely to cause the onset of the disease if some external factors such as virus, germs and so on. However, without the help of those external factors, the genetic deficiency itself can not give rise to IgA Nephropathy.

Although there is a genetic predisposition towards IgA Nephropathy, it is relatively rare for the disease to appear in more than one family member. It can be seen that genetic predisposition may not be the whole cause of IgA Nephropathy. It is possible that environment and some other factors may provide the prepositional requirements for the realizing of genetic predisposition. Therefore, IgA Nephropathy will not definitely inherit to their children.

Can I have a baby?

Surely, many patients with IgA Nephropathy successfully give birth to a child. However, for them, more cautions should be remembered in pregnancy plan. As pregnancy usually increases blood pressure and consumes kidney functions, thereby, it is more risky for them to have a baby than other mother-to-be. Before pregnancy, they should keep their blood pressure within 140/90 mmHg and creatinine level is less than 1.1 mg/dl.

Have a full communication with your doctor before you plan to have a baby. Early treatment and detection play an important role in pregnancy for IgA Nephropathy patients. You can leave your questions below, if you have any questions about this topic.

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