Routine and Featured Therapies for IgA Nephropathy

IgA nephropathy (IGAN) also called Berger’s disease. To be more specific, the disease is caused by the IgA—a protein that should help the body fight against infections—settles in the kidneys instead. Those deposits called immune complexes, they increase over time and account for the damages in your kidneys. The disease can strike people at any age but more prone to attack people in their 20s and 30s.

More often than not, patient with Berger’s disease often suffer from upper respiratory tract infections, gastrointestinal tract infections and overwork before the onset of the IgA Nephropathy.

The routine therapy for treating IgA Nephropathy is immunosuppressive agent. The immunosuppressant includes cellular immune inhibitors, humoral immune inhibitors and others. Those medications have strong immune inhibition, sometimes, they work. But those drugs or treatments fail to function from time to time. Besides, they have many side-effects too.

Tonsillectomy is workable for those who experience repeated gross hematuria. Antibiotics should be adopted to reduce its attack when patients have upper respiratory tract infection.

Control the high blood pressure when patients live with hypertension. Keep your blood pressure in check help stop the aggravation of kidney damage. Hormones work for stop the leakage of protein and the efficiency rate can reach up to 70%.

Treatment adopted by Peking Tung Shin Tang Chinese Medical Hospital is Immunotherapy. Immunotherapy, as its name denotes, is treating the disease from dealing with the immune system. What’s more, it is not just a single therapy, but multiple. We adopt hormones and other medicines which have fewest side-effects. Those medications work for suppress the inflammation effectively so as to stop further damages to the remaining healthy cells and tissues. Additionally, modern blood purification machines will be adopted to clear up the immune complexes as well as other metabolic products out of human body. During this stage, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy will be used too. it is able to degrade the further immune complexes and dilate the blood circulation. That explains how the rest immune complexes are removed out from the blood. Last but not the least, Stem Cell Therapy shows up to save the impaired mesangial cells and then restore malfunctioned kidneys.

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