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IgA Nephropathy, Diabetes, High Creatinine 3.8: Treatment Advice

Posted:by kidneytc  Time:2015-11-21 16:23

Topics: High Creatinine Treatment IgA Nephropathy Treatment

Details: I am 35 years with IgA Nephropathy and Diabetes. My creatinine now is 3.8, what is your treatment advice?

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Based on information you provide to us: IgA Nephropathy, Diabetes and high creatinine 3.8, treatment advice given to you goes as below:

1. Control your blood sugar in normal range

Diabetes is marked by high blood sugar level and long-term high blood sugar is very harmful for kidney. It can accelerate your kidney problem to kidney failure in short term, so make sure your blood sugar level is controlled in normal range.

2. Treat all your symptoms actively

Your high creatinine 3.8 means your kidneys have been severely damaged. In such a case, you are likely to experience symptoms like high blood pressure, proteinuria, hematuria, and swelling. Please make sure you are taking right medicines to bring them under control. Although you can not be cured by treating symptoms, your illness progression can be slowed down.

3. Normalize your immune system, so as to avoid further kidney damages

IgA Nephropathy is an autoimmune disease, in which kidneys are damaged due to immune disorder. IgA stands for Immunoglobulin A which is an antibody and normally helps us fight against harmful substances. However, in cases of IgA Nephropathy, IgA can not work normally. They deposit in mesangial area, leading to abnormal immune response which is the real cause of kidney damage. To get complete recovery from IgA Nephropathy, you need to regulate your immune system and make sure further kidney damages can be avoided. Immunotherapy is a good treatment for you. This treatment not only normalize your immune system, but also repair your damaged kidney structure.

4. Make a kidney-friendly diet

Diet is also an important in your treatment. You know what we eat affect our physical condition directly. Now your kidneys are damaged, and can not bear heavy burden, so it is necessary to avoid some foods that may do harm for your kidney. In general, you need to have a low-salt diet, adjust protein intake and meanwhile limit sugar intake as you are a diabetic. You can send your test report to us:, our nephrologist will reply you with detailed diet suggestions according to your condition.

All in all, your kidneys have been severely damaged and now the most important thing is to protect your residual kidney function. If possible, you can repair some of your kidney damages to reverse your illness to a better condition. Both Diabetes and IgA Nephropathy can impair kidney function, so please make sure you are taking right treatment to deal with them.

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