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When Is Kidney Transplant Needed For IgA Nephropathy

2013-07-10 10:55

When Is Kidney Transplant Needed For IgA NephropathyWhen is kidney transplant needed for IgA Nephropathy patients? Kidney transplant is a surgery in which a healthy kidney is put into patients’ body to replace the failed kidney to work. We can not live without working kidneys, so it is imperative for IgA Nephropathy patients to do kidney transplant when there is no other treatment options. Well then, when is kidney transplant needed for a IgA Nephropathy patient?

When is kidney transplant needed?

IgA Nephropathy is a kidney disorder that occurs when IgA settles in the kidneys. IgA stands for Immunoglobulin A which is a protein that can help us fight infections. When large amounts of IgA deposit in mesangial area, inflammation will occur, which can cause damages on surrounding kidney tissues.

In early stage of IgA Nephropathy, only a small amount of kidney tissues are injured. At that time, it is possible to prevent further kidney damages by blocking inflammation and removing IgA deposition from kidney. However, if IgA Nephropathy can not be stopped timely and effectively, kidney failure will be caused. Completely failed kidneys can not discharge toxins out of the body. These toxins build up in the blood, which may cause threat to our other organs. Under such a condition, kidney transplant can be adopted.

What should you know about kidney transplant as a IgA Nephropathy patient?

IgA Nephropathy is an autoimmune disease, which means the onset of it is closely related immune condition. For IgA Nephropathy patients, they can get a healthy kidney through kidney transplant, but this can not help them adjust their immune system and increase their immunity. Under such a condition, transplanted kidney gets failed easily. This is the reason why IgA Nephropathy has a high reoccurrence rate with kidney transplant.

Kidney transplant is helpful to some extent, but it is not the only treatment option for IgA Nephroapthy patients who still have a certain kidney function. In clinic, aside from kidney transplant, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Immunotherapy also can be used to deal with IgA Nephropathy. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a herbal treatment and has been proven to be able to remove IgA deposition from kidney, which can help to solve problem from the root. Therefore, if you are happen to be a IgA Nephropathy patient and still have a certain function, you can the alternatives, instead of waiting for kidney transplant. (If you are interested in this treatment method, you can leave message to or talk with our on-line doctors to get more detailed information)

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