Nephropathy - IgA; Berger's disease
The goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms and prevent or delay
Medicines may be given to control high blood pressure and swelling (
Corticosteroids, other immunosuppressive drugs, and fish oil have also been used to treat this disorder.
Salt and fluids may be restricted to control swelling. A low to moderate
Some people will need to take medicines to lower their cholesterol.
Eventually, many patients must be treated for chronic kidney disease.
For additional information and support, see the IgA Nephropathy Support Network website (www.igansupport.org).
IgA nephropathy progresses slowly. In many cases, it does not progress at all. High blood pressure, large quantities of
About 25% of adults with IgA nephropathy develop
Acute nephritic syndromeor nephrotic syndrome Chronic kidney failure End-stage kidney disease
Calling your health care provider
Call your health care provider if you have bloody urine or if your urine output decreases.