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IgA Nephropathy and Cold/ Flu

IgA Nephropathy,coldWhen you are diagnosed with IgA nephropathy, preventing cold or infection may be suggested for 100 times. You may be tired of this, but you must insist on. A simple cold or flu may lead to the aggravation or relapse of IgA nephropathy.

Why Cold is not Permitted for IgA Nephropathy?

Why cold affect other disease, such as back pain, heart problem? Why cold affect IgA Nephropathy in particular? In fact, cold or flu is not the only precaution for IgA Nephropathy, but also to all immune-related disease, such as AIDS, cancer etc.

IgA Nephropathy is also an immune-related disease. In more words, each normal human has a natural immune system to safeguard our health. When the virus attacks our body, the immune system will release the cells called anti-body to fight. IgA, immunoglobulin A is one of them. In people with immune system disorder, the IgA is over produced and this leads to IgA build up in the kidneys, causing damages on kidneys. This is IgA Nephropathy.

Due to underlying immune system disorder, any virus that may conflict with immunity is not permitted for IgA Nephropathy. And cold, flu, infection, inflammation etc, are the common virus that attacks our immune system. Once one of them happens in people with IgA Nephropathy, it increases a high risk to the patients, causing relapse or advanced stage.

How to deal with cold/ flu in IgA Nephropathy?

- Prevent cold or flu. Wash your hands; Don't Cover Your Sneezes and Coughs With Your Hands; Do Aerobic Exercise Regularly; Eat Foods Containing Phytochemicals; Quit smoking and alcohol consumption;

- improve the immune system. Underlying immune system is the root cause for IgA Nephropathy. If it cannot be treated, any cold or infection will call the IgA Nephropathy developing into an advanced stage. Immunotherapy can be an option for it aims at rebuild the damaged immune system and use the new system to fight against the disease. Meantime, healthy lifestyle helps improve immune system, too.

Besides immunotherapy, some herbs help improve immune system and alleviate the Kidney Disease Symptoms all together.

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