Treatment of Chronic Nephritis in United States
Chronic Nephritis is among the leading causes of chronic kidney failure and end stage kidney disease. Causes include:
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
IgA nephropathy (Berger's disease)
Mesangial proliferative disorder
Nephritis associated with disorders such as amyloidosis, multiple myeloma, or immune disorders, including AIDS
Treatment of Chronic Nephritis
Routine treatments for reducing symptoms and slowing down kidney progression mainly include the follows:
ACEI or ARB medicines to control blood pressure
Medications that suppress or quiet the immune system
A procedure called plasmapheresis may sometimes be applied for Nephritis caused by immune system. The part of fluid that contains antibodies is removed and then replaced with intravenous fluids. Removing circulating antibodies help reduce inflammation to renal tissues and relieve symptoms.
Anti-infection treatment is essential for acute Nephritis to slow down progression of the illness condition.
You may also need to limit salt, fluids, proteins and other substances.
Anti-coagulation treatment is important to reduce blood clotting and risks of stroke.