Glomerulonephritis - chronic; Chronic nephritis
Treatment varies depending on the cause of the disorder, and the type and severity of symptoms. The primary treatment goal is control of symptoms. High blood pressure may be difficult to control, and it is generally the most important aspect of treatment. Current therapy includes aggressive treatment of high blood pressure with ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers to slow the progression of kidney failure.
Various medications may be used to attempt to control high blood pressure. Corticosteroids, immunosuppressives, or other medications may be used to treat some of the causes of chronic glomerulonephritis.
Dietary restrictions on salt, fluids,
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The outcome varies depending on the cause. Some types of glomerulonephritis may get better on their own.
The disorder worsens at widely variable rates.
Acute nephritic syndrome
Chronic renal failure
End-stage renal disease
- Fluid overload -- congestive
heart failure, pulmonary edema
Chronic or recurrent urinary tract infection
- Increased susceptibility to other infections
Calling your health care provider
Call your health care provider if disorders associated with increased risk of chronic glomerulonephritis are present, or if symptoms indicating