With our life advance, people are easy to get serious disease due to pollution of water and air, or some gratuitous diseases like Iga nephropathy. Do you know what is Iga nephropathy?
Introduction of IgA nephropathy
Iga nephropathy is a kind of chronic glomerular nephritis which is featured with immunoglobulin A(Iga) deposition on mesangial region of glomeruli of our kidneys. Because with long time stay of Iga, our glomeruli can be inflammed, damaged and sclerosis,in which course the kidney can’t filtrate waste well in our blood. Surely this disease can also lead to kidney failure eventually.
Generally, Iga is common seen among children and young people whose age is from 16-35 and men is more than women. This disease has no symptoms at the early stage and it can prolong several years. That means, it develops slowly which is difficult to be detected by people.
Symptoms of Iga nephropathy
- Blood urine. Usually patients will get upper respiratory infection(URI), cold or other infections before Iga nephropathy occurs. Then after several hours,at least in 3 days, they will see blood in urine, not by microscope. However, you can also have blood urine after certain strenuous exercise. So it is necessary to make clear about the diagnosis.
- Occult blood. This is the most obvious sign of Iga nephropathy. Unlike blood urine, occult blood can happen without any inducement. Together with occult blood, you can also see protein in urine on lab test.
- Physical discomforts. Patients can have abdomen and back pain; throat pain; edema and high blood pressure after occult blood appear.
- Edema. With Iga nephropathy people often have edema on their eyelid or face in the morning and fade away in the afternoon. Furthermore, edema becomes serious after tiredness and palliative after having rest.
Severe edema can be seen on ankles, two legs and lumbosacral portion.
After known these symptoms of Iga nephropathy, we hope you can notice in your daily life. Do your best to avoid cold or any infections and keep good mood which is good for preventing this disease and your recovery.