IgA Nephropathy and Kidney Transplant

IgA nephropathy is a disease is the third leading cause of chronic kidney disease. and there isn’t a cure for IgA nephropathy, there are measures to take to treat this type of kidney disease. While some people are able to live with IgA nephropathy without a problem, it can lead to kidney failure in others.

Symptoms of IgA nephropathy

Cola or tea-colored urine, due to blood in the urine (hematuria)

Periodic pain in the loins, abdomen, sides or flanks

Foam after urination caused by protein in the urine (known as proteinuria)

Fatigue

Flu and cold-like symptoms

High blood pressure

Swelling of the hands and feet (edema)

Mood swings

Becoming more susceptible to allergies

Lack of response to cold temperatures (mainly in children)

Urinary tract infections (UTIs, mainly in young girls)

A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to place a functioning kidney from a donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly. under certain circumstances kidney transplant was needed for IgA nephropathy patients.

After a kidney transplant, there may be a risk of:

Infection

Rejection of the new kidney

Clotting of a blood vessel

Bleeding

Delayed or no function

of the new kidney

Psychological and social changes

Fever

Problems urinating

Abdominal bloating

Death

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