What are the Complications of Membranous Nephropathy

What are the Complications of Membranous NephropathyMembranous Nephropathy refers to a kidney disorder in which the filters known as glomeruli became inflamed and thickened. Here, we will introduce some of its complications:

After careful study, experts at our Peking Tung Shin Tang Chinese Medical Hospital point out that this disorder may remit spontaneously, however, it can also progress into kidney failure without effective control. So, it is important to know about the following contents.

Nephrotic syndrome In some cases, membranous nephropathy may develop into nephrotic syndrome, in which the filtering ability of glomeruli are affected. And the most typical symptoms are proteinuria, swelling, hypoalbuminemia and hyperlipidemia.

Infections Large loss of proteins in urine can lower the immunity of the body, so patients became vulnerable to infections or even cold. In addition, long-term use od steroids or immunosuppressive agents can also reduce the immunity.

Formation of venous thrombosis Clinical research shows that membranous nephropathy is a progressive disorder. Sudden increase of protein in urine or sharp decline of kidney function can be related to this phenomenon. And the inducing factors can be low serum protein (less than 2.0-2.5g/dl), excessive diuresis, long-term bed, etc.

Chronic kidney failure Chronic renal failure can be a serious complication of this disease. In advanced stage, the impaired kidneys will fail to work normally. And patients may undergo dialysis or a kidney transplant to sustain their life.

Acute kidney failure Under certain circumstances, waste products and toxins may build up in the kidneys suddenly, resulting acute kidney failure. If treated well, this illness condition can be reversed. If left uncontrolled, it may progress into chronic renal failure.

As these discomforts will affect patients’ life quality to a large extent, an early and effective treatment seems crucial. Here, we suggest patients with Immunotherapy. It aims at restoring kidney function and correcting the abnormal immune system. For more information, such as, the procedure, the cost, the curative effect, etc, you can email us:kidneyfight@hotmail.com and we are glad to help.

The above is a list of the complications of membranous nephropathy. Any doubts, you can consult with our professional online doctor directly. Best wishes!


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