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IgA Nephropathy

What is IgA nephropathy? Nephropathy is damage or disease of the kidney. IgA is a type of antibody that helps the body fight against infection. IgA nephropathy is a kidney disease in which this naturally occurring antibody is deposited in the kidneys. This subsequently leads to inflammation of the kidneys, …

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Pregnancy In Dialysis Patients

What are the chances of pregnancy in women on dialysis? Usually not good. Pregnancy in a woman on dialysis is rare. Fertility, the ability to become pregnant, is significantly reduced in women on dialysis. This is because having advanced kidney disease can decrease the ability to ovulate, which means the …

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Membranous Nephropathy (Glomerulopathy)

Introduction Each person has 2 kidneys situated in the lower back. Each kidney is made up of ~ 1 million tiny filtering units called the “glomeruli”. The glomeruli filter or cleanse our blood continuously to produce urine to remove waste products, salts and excess water from our body. Diseases that …

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Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)

Introduction Each person has 2 kidneys situated in the lower back. Each kidney is made up of ~ 1 million tiny filtering units called the “glomeruli”. The glomeruli filter or cleanse our blood continuously to produce urine to remove waste products, salts and excess water from our body. Diseases that …

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What Is Proteinuria And How Does It Occur?

Proteinuria One of the earliest signs of kidney disease is the detection of protein in the urine, hence named proteinuria. The kidneys make urine by filtering blood. Protein from the food that you eat is broken down in the stomach and absorbed into the blood stream. Usually, no protein leaks …

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