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Chronic Glomerulonephritis Stage 4 Symptoms and Treatments

2013-04-04 11:53

Chronic glomerulonephritis is characterized by progressive kidney tissues fibrosis.It can lead to a reduction in GFR and high levels of toxins in blood.This article will give a description of chronic glomerulonephritis stage 4 symptoms and treatment.

Chronic glomerulonephritis stage 4 symptoms

Chronic glomerulonephritis stage 4 is characterized by a severe decrease in the GFR( to 15~29mL/min).

Foamy urine:Foamy urine occurs due to excess protein in urine.As the filtering units in kidney are impaired,the proteins will pass through kidneys and leak into urine.

Edema:Fluid retention with swelling evident in your face, hands, feet and abdomen. If lungs are filled with water,it can cause shortness of breath.

Fatigue: Fatigue is the result of anemia or the disease itself.

High blood pressure:High blood pressure is one of common chronic glomerulonephritis stage 4 symptoms.It can accelerate the renal function deterioration significantly.

Chronic glomerulonephritis stage 4 treatments

Symptomatic treatments are still the major treatments for chronic glomerulonephritis stage 4.Various types of medications are prescribed to control the above mentioned symptoms such as hypertensive medicines, injection of EPO,diuretic etc.In this stage, the patients are often suggested to make preparations for replacement therapies including Dialysis and Kidney Transplant.

However, simple symptomatic treatments for chronic glomerulonephritis stage 4 are not enough to halt the disease progression. To stop the disease progression, additional aggressive treatment is required.

Chronic glomerulonephritis can be primary or secondary to other conditions.However,the general cause of the condition is immunological. The abnormal activity of immune system cause inflammation in kidneys. The persistent inflammation cause the scarring of kidney tissues and then fibrosis.

To treat chronic glomerulonephritis stage 4 completely, the treatment goals should include correct immune dysfunction and restore the impaired kidney tissues.The combined therapy of immunotherapy and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is an alternative treatment for the disease. These two treatments play different roles in treating the disease and can stop chronic glomerulonephritis stage 4 from developing into end stage renal disease (ESRD).

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