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IgA Nephropathy Guide

IgA Nephropathy – What You Need to Know


Your Guide to Managing and Living Well with the Condition


If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy, you may feel overwhelmed and flooded with questions about what the diagnosis might mean for you now and in the future. It’s normal to feel scared and uncertain. But you’re not alone. There are many ways to manage the condition and slow its progression.


IgA Nephropathy is an autoimmune disease, meaning the body’s own immune system, which normally helps fight illnesses, actually ends up attacking and harming the kidneys.


Use this guide to learn more about IgA Nephropathy, including common tests used to check your kidney health, what to look for and expect at different stages, as well as various treatment options. You’ll also find tips for coping, questions to ask, worksheets to help track test results, medications and how you are feeling, and resources to help.

1. 5 Stages of Kidney Disease
2. Medication list
3. Tracking Your Kidney Health
4. IgA Nephropathy Symptom and Activity Tracker
5. Making Treatment Decisions – Weighing the Pros and Cons

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Play an active role in your care. Using these resources can help.

As the only patient advocacy organization for people affected by IgA Nephropathy, we are here for you – to provide support, answers and hope. Join us today!

Made possible with support from Calliditas Therapeutics. Editorial content was developed solely by the IgA Nephropathy Foundation.

References

  • Hall, Y.N., Fuentes, E.F., Chertow, G.M. et al. Race/ethnicity and disease severity in IgA nephropathy. BMC Nephrol 5, 10 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2369-5-10
  • Kiryluk K, Li Y, Sanna-Cherchi S, Rohanizadegan M, Suzuki H, et al. (2012) Geographic Differences in Genetic Susceptibility to IgA Nephropathy: GWAS Replication Study and Geospatial Risk Analysis. PLoS Genet 8(6): e1002765. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002765