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Can IgA Nephropathy Be Cured with Kidney Transplant

2013-07-15 17:05

Can IgA Nephropathy Be Cured with Kidney TransplantCan IgA Nephropathy be cured with kidney transplant? Kidney transplant is regarded as the last hope for IgA Nephropathy patients to live a normal life again when their kidneys fail to perform function of regulating blood pressure, discharging waste products and producing urine. Kidney transplant indeed helps kidney failure patients get off dialysis in many cases, but does this mean IgA Nephropathy will be cured with kidney transplant?

Can IgA Nephropathy be cured with kidney transplant?

First of all, I’d like to say as of now there is no such a treatment method that can help to revive dead kidney tissues, so there is no cure for IgA Nephropathy. Kidney transplant is the transfer of a healthy kidney into the body of a kidney failure patient. When the healthy kidney is put into patients’ body, it will replace the damaged one to function. Therefore, many kidney failure patients get off dialysis successfully with kidney transplant. However, in some other kidneys, kidney transplant may fail due to severe rejection or complications.

For a patient with kidney failure caused by IgA Nephropathy, kidney transplant is an option, but there is one thing that need they to know and it is IgA Nephropathy may come back after kidney transplant. What is worse, reoccurrence of IgA Nephropathy is reported in more than 50% of cases. Therefore, it is hard for us to give a positive answer about the question Can IgA Nephropathy be cured with kidney transplant.

Alternative treatment for IgA Nephropathy

Kidney transplant is the only hope for IgA Nephropathy patients whose kidneys are failed completely, but it is not the only treatment option for these who have a certain kidney function.

Kidneys filter blood and separate waste products and nutritions during this process. Wast products and excess fluid are finally discharged out of our body as urine. Therefore, for kidney failure patients, urine output indicate there are bloodstream in kidney and there are healthy kidney function. Under such a condition, it is possible for medicines like micro-Chinese medicine to repair injured kidney tissues through flowing into kidney with bloodstream. Dead kidney tissues can not be revived, but injured kidney intrinsic cells can be repaired. When much more kidney cells perform function, kidney function gets improved.

IgA Nephropathy is not deadly in early stage, but life-threatening in late stage. Thereby, it is of great importance for IgA Nephropathy patients whose illness is still in early stage to seize their chance to improve kidney function. As long as their residual kidney function is powerful enough, kidney transplant is avoided effectively. (Any questions about treatment for IgA Nephropathy or kidney transplant, please leave message to

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