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How to Improve Glomerulonephritis Prognosis

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2013-08-27 16:58

Glomerulonephritis is a type of kidney disorder in which the glomeruli which filter wastes and fluids from the blood become infamed. As glomerulonephritis varies from individual to individual, how to improve its prognosis is a major concern for the patients. Any question? Chat with your medical professional now!

Glomerulonephritis may be temporary and reversible, or it may get worse.If glomerulonephritis is progressive,it may lead to chronic kidney failure and even end stage renal disease (ESRD).How to improve glomerulonephritis prognosis?

Risk factors

Nephrotic syndrome is a common complication of glomerulonephritis.If can not be controlled,you may develop ESRD.Also,high blood pressure can increase the blood flowing through kidneys,which can cause extra stress on kidneys.In addition,cardiovascular diseases,lung edema etc also can worsen glomerulonephritis prognosis.Tight control of these risk factors can improve glomerulonephritis prognosis significantly.

Life style changes

After you are diagnosed with glomerulonephritis,you should change your current life style.Firstly,you should chat with a dietitian to make out a personalized dietary regime based on your blood work result.Moderate exercise can help improve the overall health and reduce the risk of other problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease etc.


An effective treatment play an important part in affecting the glomerulonephritis prognosis.In general treatment,immunosuppressive drugs are used,which can decrease the activity of the immune system.Plasma exchange is a procedure during which substances through cause inflammation and kidney damage are removed from the blood.These general treatments can slow glomerulonephritis progression, but can not bring about a good treatment outcome.

Is there an alternative treatment for glomerulonephritis?Glomerulonephritis is an immune-mediated disorder in which immune system is not functioning well, thus causing deposits of immune complexes in kidneys.The immune complexes can trigger inflammation in kidneys and progressive renal function loss.

Immunotherapy is an alternative treatment for glomerulonephritis.It not only can suppress the inflammation in kidneys and inhibit further damage to kidneys, but also can help rebuild normal immune system in body. Therefore, the glomerulonephritis prognosis will be improved significantly.

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