Glomerulonephritis May Cause Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Glomerulonephritis is a kidney disease in which the kidneys' filters (glomeruli) become inflamed and scarred, slowly losing their ability to remove wastes and excess water from the blood. Several different types of kidney disease are grouped together under this category. Glomerulonephritis may cause chronic kidney disease.

Blood in the urine can be a sign of glomerulonephritis ((source: Wikipedia).

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The presence of protein or blood - or both - in the urine is often the first sign of glomerulonephritis. High amounts of protein can slowly destroy kidney function. Treatment focuses on slowing the progression of the disease and preventing complications.

An appropriate treatment protocol will be established by your physician based on your condition and symptoms and may include close blood pressure control and diet modification, as well as dialysis.

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Content last updated
03/07/2013
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