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IgA Nephropathy and Life Expectancy

When a person is diagnosed with IgA nephropathy, terror and worry come to their mind. And a common topic that most of them are interested is the life expectancy of IgA nephropathy.

IgA Nephropathy seems a eternal issue among patients. Why? Because there is not a standard answer for this question by far. The life expectancy of IgA Nephropathy differs from person to person.

Although it is hard to predict the accurate life expectancy, it is believed the life quality has a massive impact on life expectancy. Researchers have found the most powerful factors which affect the life quality of IgA Nephropathy. Knowing about these factors will guide you to find the ways to extend your life expectancy.


Dialysis itself has no bad effects to shorten the life expectancy of IgA Nephropathy. However, usually when dialysis starts on your treatment, it indicates you are in an advanced stages. And if you cannot get rid of dialysis and use it as a way to prolong your life, dialysis may show many side effects over years to lower down your life quality.

Kidney Failure

If IgA nephropathy cannot be controlled well, many cases will develop into Kidney Failure stage or even ESRD stages. In stage of Kidney Failure, the kidney function decline worsen gradually and many symptoms and complications will trouble patient life a lot.

High Blood Pressure

As one of the common symptoms, high blood pressure can affect the Kidney Disease a lot. In people with high blood pressure, all the blood vessels throughout the human body will get involved over years. And when kidneys blood vessels are affected, kidney damage will become worse. High blood pressure and Diabetes are the leading cause for Kidney Damage. Thereby, you are suggested to keep your blood pressure under control, so as to improve your life expectancy and life quality.

Heart Failure

Heart failure is a very severe factor to life expectancy of IgA Nephropathy. Many people die to not kidney disease itself, but heart failure. Thereby, heart function is a key complication for IgA Nephropathy patients to prevent.

How to cope with these factors?

As we can see that all these factors result from the Kidney Disease, the way to cope with is to repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney function. By far, many treatments declare to achieve this goal, such as Micro-Chinese Medicine, Immunotherapy and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Which way is your “shoes”? If you have interest, share more information about your condition and we are glad to find the guidelines for you.

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