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Is IgA Nephropathy Hereditary

2013-07-10 14:39

Is IgA Nephropathy hereditary? Will it be passed down to the children. I am sure many adults with IgA Nephropathy concern about this topic, so here we will give an introduction about it.

Is IgA Nephropathy hereditary?

IgA Nephropathy is an autoimmune disease, which means the onset of it is closely related with our immune system, so many IgA Nephropathy patients wonder if this will be passed down to their kids. Actually, there is no certain answer for this question, as the immune system disease is still a problem over the world.

Though we can not give an exact answer about whether IgA Nephropathy is hereditary or not, but basing on the investigation, more than 90% of the IgA Nephropathy suffers are sporadic and this may imply that IgA Nephropathy is not hereditary in most of the cases.

Morbidity of IgA Nephropathy differs from race and race. It is reported that Asian and Hispanics are more likely to develop this problem compared with American Indians.

How to treat IgA Nephropathy?

As of now there is no cure for IgA Nephropathy in medical field, but this does not mean IgA Nephropathy patients will definitely suffer from kidney failure someday. IgA Nephropathy is a kidney problem, marked by lots of IgA deposition in mesangial area. These deposition do not belong to our kidney, so when they settle there, inflammation will occurs. Inflammation is the direct cause of kidney damages in IgA Nephropathy, so removing IgA deposition away from kidney is the key point to treat this disease. In clinic, medicines that can help to clear IgA deposition away from kidney are not very common, so patients are only prescribed with medicines that focus on controlling symptoms. This is the reason why many IgA Nephropathy patients develop kidney failure finally even if they are treated timely.

As for the treatment which can help to remove IgA deposition from mesangial area, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is highly recommended. This is a herbal treatment and cause no obvious treatment effects during the whole process, so it is preferable for both adults and children. (Any questions about article: Is IgA Nephropathy hereditary, please leave message to, or consult our on-line doctors directly)

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