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Glomerulonephritis - How to prevent?

Glomerulonephritis - Treatments

​Treatment will depend on the clinical symptoms, type of glomerulonephritis and severity of kidney impairment.

Acute treatment
  • Medications that alter the body’s immune system to reduce the damage to the kidney cells.
  • Can be associated with side-effects and predispose to infections.
  • Choice of medication is dependent on the type of glomerulonephritis, the severity of the disease as well as the body’s constitution.
Dialysis therapy may be required in the acute stages if kidney function is severely impaired. This can be stopped if the body responds to the treatment and the kidneys recover their function. In some cases, dialysis may be required long term if the kidneys do not recover.

General treatment
  • Blood pressure control to reduce stress on the kidneys. ACE inhibitors or Angiotension receptor blockers may be used for this purpose.
  • Diuretics to help get rid of excess salt and water.
  • Low salt diet.

Glomerulonephritis - Preparing for surgery

Glomerulonephritis - Post-surgery care