Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis? Myeloproliferative Glomerulonephritis? or Glomerulonephritis! What is this? What are the signs and symptoms? How can homeopathy help you? All of this answered, in this post and of course our doctors always there to help you. Just fill in your details in the form down below and we will answer all your questions for FREE!
Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) is a rare form of Glomerulonephritis.
What is Glomerulonephritis?
It is a condition in which glomeruli become inflamed which allows the blood cells and proteins to pass through the walls of the glomerulus in urine.
What are the types of Glomerulonephritis?
There were two types:-
• Type-1 MPGN primarily affects women more often than men.
• Type-2 MPGN occurs more commonly in children and young adults
Who is more likely to get affected?
It predominantly affects the white population.
What are the signs and symptoms?
• Hematuria( Blood in urine): Urine may be tea colored
• Swelling or puffiness (edema) around the eyes, body, and extremities
What are the causes?
• Autoimmune diseases: SLE, Sjögren syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, celiac disease.
• Chronic infection: Viral, Bacterial, Protozoal
• Malignant neoplasms
• Paraprotein deposition disease
• Chronic thrombotic microangiopathies
What investigations are advised?
• Laboratory test: CBC
• Urine test: shows
• Kidney test
• Kidney biopsy
What is the difference between Glomerulonephritis and Nephrotic Syndrome?
Nephrotic syndrome is a combination of 4 things:
Glomerulonephritis is an inflammation of the blood vessels in the kidneys. It may result in hematuria or protein in the urine.
Is glomerulonephritis curable?
Certain types of glomerulonephritis can be cured, others can be stopped, and most can at least be slowed down.
Crescentic glomerulonephritis can result in kidney failure so prompt treatment is called for in such cases.
Is glomerulonephritis reversible?
If glomerulonephritis is not treated timely, then the kidneys will eventually lose their filtering capacity.
This leads to permanent damage in nephrons resulting in renal failure.
This can be helped by kidney dialysis or a kidney transplant.
Is glomerulonephritis fatal?
Yes, If it is acute, which means it starts suddenly, or chronic when the onset is gradual. The consequences can be fatal.
How do you treat glomerulonephritis with conventional medicines?
Recommended medicines to keep hypertension under control are given-
• angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.
• angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB)
Prednisolone is used for treating glomerulonephritis and minimal change nephropathies have proven to have some improvement but it does not improve overall well being of the patient.
That is why Homeopathy is helpful in chronic cases.
Can Homeopathy help in such cases?
Yes, Homeopathy can help in controlling further damage and long-term Homeopathy medicine administration will not cause any side effects.
Few Commonly Indicated Homeopathy Medicines are-
• Arsenic album
What is the best drink to flush your kidneys?
The best drink to flush your Kidneys are as follows-
• Cranberry Juice.
• Beet Juice.
• Lemon Juice.
Can kidneys heal on their own?
If nephrons get damaged then it is irreparable but if tubules are damaged then it can be treated.
How can you tell if your kidneys are not working properly?
• By blood work and urine routine test-
• Renal Function test-
• Serum creatinine indicates GFR
• Urine routine-
• Increase of protein in urine routine test is also an indicator
• Blood pressure monitoring.
What not to eat with bad kidneys?
• Avoid processed food and food items with preservatives.
• Avoid excessive salt intake.
Is drinking tea bad for your kidneys?
Drinking tea is good but Black tea is rich in oxalate which increases the load of oxalic acid that can lead to renal failure.
What is the Differential Diagnosis?
• Acute glomerulonephritis
• IgA nephropathy
• Lupus nephritis
• Post-streptococcal Glomerulonephritis
• Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis
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