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Membranous Glomerulonephritis: Cause, Symptoms, Treatment,Test, Risk Factor

Membranous glomerulonephritis, also known as GN, is a medical condition which refers to the inflammation in kidneys and cause kidney function decline. Read on and find its cause, symptoms, treatment and risk factor.

Cause

Membranous glomerulonephritis is caused by thickening of part of the glomerular basement membrane. Glomerular basement membrane is a part of the kidneys that helps filter waste and extra fluid from the blood.

Symptoms

When you are diagnosed with membranous glomerulonephritis, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms: fatigue, edema, high blood pressure, Proteinuria, poor appetite, weight gain etc.

Treatment

If you are diagnosed with this disease, one or more of the following treatments may be utilized to manage a better kidney condition.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Many herbs aim to improve kidney function by repairing the damaged kidney tissues. Consult your herbalist and you can get your herbal formula for your own conditions.

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy helps rebuild the immune system and use the new immune system to fight against the inflammation in the kidneys. As the immune system disorder is the underlying cause for the Kidney Disease, thereby, this therapy can help reverse the relapse of membranous glomerulonephritis.

Test

When you are suspected to develop membranous glomerulonephritis, you may be suggested to take the following test to make a final Diagnosis.

- Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)

- Creatinine - blood

- Creatinine clearance

- Kidney Biopsy

- Complement Level

- Antinuclear antibodies test

- Cryoglobulin test

- Blood tests to check for syphillis hepatitis C, and hepatitis B

- Anti-double-strand DNA

Risk Factor

If you have one or more of the following conditions, you are at a higher risk to develop into membranous glomerulonephritis.

- Blood Cancer

- Systemic Lupus erythematosus

- Medicines, such as skin-lightening creams, penicillamine, trimethadione

- Infections, such as endocarditis, hepatitis B, syphilis, malaria and endocarditis etc.

- Exposure to toxins

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