For IgA Nephropathy patients, if 25% kidney function is left, what treatment can be recommended? If you still have the desire and hopes to avoid dialysis and kidney transplant, then the following information is worth reading.
What can 25% kidney function tell IgA Nephropathy patients?
25% kidney function means the condition has already developed stage 4 chronic kidney disease, the second advanced stage of kidney disease. In many countries, stage 4 chronic kidney disease requires dialysis or kidney transplant in the near future.
Treatment for 25% kidney function in IgA Nephropathy
Though dialysis and kidney transplant are two treatment options, IgA Nephropathy and other kidney disease patients do not want to take any one of them, which is a fact. To improve 25% kidney function is the only way to avoid dialysis and kidney transplant effectively.
IgA Nephropathy is a kind of autoimmune disease, so Immunotherapy will be recommended. This treatment contains six steps and it aims at repairing kidney damage, recovering renal function and adjusting abnormal immune system. Each step of Immunotherapy has its clear purpose. In addition to the western medicines used to relieve the corresponding symptoms, Chinese herbal medicines will also be used, which plays an important role during the treatment. For example, those immune complexes depositing glomerular mesangial cells can be eliminated by Chinese herbal medicines having functions of degradation and improving blood circulation; the ischemia and anoxic state in kidneys can be relieved by extending blood vessels, promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis; renal function is expected to be recovered through anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation, relieving ischemia and anoxic state, providing nutrition for damaged kidneys and promoting DNA replication of damaged inherent cells; some oral Chinese herbal medicines can be used to adjust immune system through eliminating pathogenic factor and supporting genuine Qi.
In order to make full use of these Chinese herbal medicines, an external therapy called Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is commonly used in clinic to treat IgA Nephropathy and other kidney disease. It is included in Immunotherapy. Generally speaking, IgA Nephropathy patients with 25% kidney function still have some certain urine output, then obvious treatment effect is expected to be achieved, that is because the active materials of Chinese herbal medicines need taking by blood flow to kidney lesions.
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