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iga-nephropathy is curable dieases ?

By March 14, 2010 - 9:46pm
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which type of food they hav to take? how it curable for women above 30 years age? plz tel the health tips for them .........?

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Hi! I got diagnose wit diabetes and recently got diagnose wit IgA Nephorpathy. And I know there's no cure for it but to keep ur BP, Chol, and diet control. What I'm wondering is if I could exercise?, and how often can I execerise? Will it be dangerous to execerise??

February 12, 2011 - 8:56pm
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Hi lakshmi - Thank you for writing, and welcome to EmpowHER.

I'm sorry to tell you this, but there is no known cure for IgA Nephropathy. What's going to be really important for you now is to educate yourself and to work with your doctor to help prevent your condition from worsening, and to manage the symptoms, such as high blood pressure.

IgA nephropathy prevents the kidneys from filtering waste. Deposits of the protein immunoglobulin A (IgA) build up inside the filters (glomeruli) within the kidneys. When this happens, the glomeruli can’t filter waste and excess water from the blood. This condition requires care from your doctor. The sooner IgA nephropathy is treated, the more favorable the outcome.

There are a lot of things that you can do to live a healthy life with this condition. Here are some steps for managing your blood pressure and cholesterol levels:

* Eat a healthful diet, one that is low in saturated fat and rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
* Exercise regularly.
* Maintain a healthy weight.
* Don't smoke. If you smoke , quit.
* Drink alcohol in moderation. Moderate alcohol intake is no more than two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women.
* Lose weight if necessary. Your doctor can recommend a safe weight loss plan and a reasonable target weight.
* Consider counseling, stress reduction exercises, and meditation to decrease the stress in your life.
* Take medicine. Your doctor may prescribe medicine to help lower your blood pressure and/or cholesterol levels.

I'd like to really emphasize that it's important to learn as much as you can to help manage this condition. About 25 percent of the people with IgA nephropathy develop end-stage renal disease, an extremely serious condition in which the kidneys are no longer able to function, which can lead to death.

I'm going to provide a link to our reference page which will give you more information.

You may also want to consider joining a support group for people with kidney disease, as other patents can provide much valuable information. You're also welcome to ask questions at EmpowHER, we're here to help you.
Take care, Pat

March 15, 2010 - 11:25am
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I was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy 6 years ago. As far as I know, it is not curable. You can slow it down by controlling your BP and preventing respiratory infections like common cold as far as possible.

March 15, 2010 - 1:32am
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