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Can IgA Nephropathy Cause Diarrhea


2014-02-02 05:44

Can IgA Nephropathy Cause DiarrheaIgA Nephropathy is a kidney disorder caused by immunoglobulin A depositing in the kidney. It can cause many symptoms, including proteinuria, high blood pressure, hematuria, swelling and so on. Can IgA Nephropathy cause diarrhea? In the following, you will find the answer.

What causes diarrhea for people with IgA Nephropathy?

Honestly speaking, IgA Nephropathy can cause diarrhea. There are many factors that can contribute to your diarrhea.

-The main reason may be the building up of blood urea nitrogen (BUN). Urea nitrogen is the product of protein metabolism and usually removed by kidneys. Due to IgA Nephropathy, your kidney can not filter the wastes from your blood. High BUN may stimulate your gastrointestinal system and cause diarrhea.

-Some medicines you take, such as immunosuppressor and glucocorticoid, may cause diarrhea for long term use.

-If your IgA Nephropathy develops to the end stage kidney disease, you have to take on dialysis. Dialysis can cause and worsen your diarrhea as well.

How to treat diarrhea for people with IgA Nephropathy?

If your diarrhea is serious, you may take some antidiarrheal under the instruction of your doctor. According to the different causes, there are different treatment:

-Limit your intake of protein and decrease the production of BUN. But protein is necessary for your body. In this case, you can choose some high quality protein, such as egg white, fish, lean meat and so on.

-If your diarrhea is caused by medication, you may have to change them, but please consult your doctor before you replace them.

-To improve kidney function does not only can help you get rid of diarrhea, but also dialysis. Micro-Chinese Hot Compress Therapy is a home remedy that can rebuild kidney structure and regain kidney function. If you are interested in this therapy, please contact our online doctors.




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