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Moon Face in IgA Nephropathy

Moon Face in IgA NephropathyIgA Nephropathy happens when immunoglobulin A (IgA) deposits in glomerular mesangial area. To manage IgA Nephropathy, patients often need to take steroids like prednisone. Moon face is just one common side effect of these medications. Now, we will talk more about moon face and IgA Nephropathy.

Steroids for IgA Nephropathy

As the above mentioned, the onset of IgA Nephropathy is due to the deposit of IgA, which causes inflammatory reactions. Just because of these inflammatory reactions, kidney filters, glomeruli, are damaged. During this progression, patients are more likely to present hematuria, high blood pressure, proteinuria, swelling, and some other symptoms. Then, steroids are needed.

These medications can inhibit the activity of immune complexes, so as to prevent protein from leaking, protect remaining kidney functioning from further damage, and manage some other IgA Nephropathy complications.

Side effects of steroids

Long-term use of steroids can trigger central obesity, moon face, muscle weakness, low potassium level, swelling, nausea, vomiting, high blood pressure, diabetes, infections, pancreatitis, osteoporosis, slow growth, peptic ulcer, and so on. From this point, we can know moon face is one quite common moon face of steroids. If IgA Nephropathy patients take steroids for long time, they will suffer from some of the above side effects.

How to alleviate IgA Nephropathy patients' moon face?

If patients want to ease their moon face from the root, they should reduce the dosage of their steroids or even take some other alternative therapies. In fact, Immunotherapy is one better treatment plan for patients with IgA Nephropathy. It can remove deposits of IgA from the body, repair impaired kidney cells and reverse kidney damage. Once kidneys can do their work again, they can get rid of steroids completely.

To determine whether Immunotherapy is suitable for you, you can consult the doctor online or leave a message below.

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