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Can IgA Nephropathy With High Potassium Develop into Kidney Failure

IgA Nephropathy patients may suffer from high potassium level, due to the kidney function decline. Can IgA nephropathy patients and high potassium level induce kidney failure.

IgA Nephropathy and High Potassium Level

IgA Nephropathy is a very common glomerulonephritis, which is caused by the underlying IgA immune disorder. The IgA immune complex easily deposits in the kidney tissues and causes inflammation damaging the kidneys.

Kidneys are known as important organs to remove the toxins and excessive water in blood, but they also play important rople in regulating electrolytes in blood. When kidneys are damaged, their function will decline. And this is why patients suffer from high potassium level.

Hig potassium level, also known as hyperkalemia, means you have too much potassium in your blood. Potassium plays important role to keep your body healthy. However, too much potassium will also cause damage or even danger to your health. It may induce nausea, irregular pulse and even heart problem.

Can IgA Nephropathy with High Potassium Develop into Kidney Failure?

As mentioned above, high potassium level may cause many symptoms and harm for your health, surely it will affect your kidney. High potassium level will increase the progression of kidney damage.

Compared with the patients who has no hyperkalemia, the patients who have are more likely to develop into Kidney Failure. Thereby, it is important way to prevent kidney failure, to deal with the high potassium level.

How to lower high potassium level in patients with IgA Nephropathy?

If you high potassium level is in a dangerous level, you are suggested to do:

- Dialysis if your kidney function is poor

- Water pills (diuretics) to decrease total potassium

- Calcium given into your veins (IV) to treat the muscle and heart effects of high potassium levels

However, you have to know that the undelrying cause for high potassium in patients with IgA Nephropathy, is the underlying kidney damage. Thereby, the treatments, such as Chinese Herbal Medicine, which can improve the kidney function, are necessary to reverse this medical condition.

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