What is the treatment for glomerulonephritis?
Specific treatment for glomerulonephritis will be determined by your doctor based on:
- Your age, overall health, and medical history
- Extent of the disease
- Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
- Expectations for the course of the disease
- Your opinion or preference
Unfortunately, even with today's medicine, kidney disease cannot be cured. Therefore, treatments focus on slowing the progression of the disease and preventing complications. Treatment may include:
Drug therapy, such as ACE (angiotensin-converting enzymes) inhibitors
Diet modification. This includes limiting protein to reduce the buildup of wastes in the blood, sodium, and potassium
Dialysis. A medical treatment to remove wastes and additional fluid from the blood after the kidneys have stopped functioning.
Kidney transplantation. A procedure that places a healthy kidney from one person into a recipient's body.
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