What are the Symptoms of Membranous Nephropathy
Membranous Nephropathy refers to a medical condition in which the glomeruli of kidneys become thickened and inflamed. As the disorder progresses, many symptoms will come into being. Then let us have a look at this.
This disorder is very common among patients above their 40s. And it usually progress slowly, so patients usually do not realize anything wrong. After clinical research, experts at our Huaxia Kidney Disease Hospital concluded the following possible symptoms.
Proteinuria For patients with this disorder, when the glomeruli is damaged, extra amount of protein will leak into urine, causing proteinuria. And some of them may find bubbles or foams in their urine. Therefore, they are suggested to limit the intake of protein in daily life. If you are interested in the specific amount, please consult with our professional online doctor directly.
High blood pressure Study shows that nearly 20% sufferers will present high blood pressure at the initial stage of membranous nephropathy. And its occurrence usually indicate a poor prognosis.
Generally, the blood pressure level should be controlled at 130/80 mm Hg. In most cases, patients may be prescribed some anti-hypertensive drugs, such as ACEI or ARBs to control hypertension.
Swelling It can occur around the eyelids, ankles, legs or the abdominal area. In serious condition, it may spread to the whole body. Therefore, salty foods, pickled foods and processed products should be avoided.
Hematuria About 50% patients will present blood in urine. In some cases, it can be caused by urinary tract infection, kidney stone and other factors.
Except for the above symptoms, some patients may experience fatigue, poor appetite, weight gain, frequent urination at night, etc.
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