Glomerulonephritis

  • What is glomerulonephritis?

Inflammation of the tiny filters in your kidneys is caused by glomerulonephritis. Hypertension is one the symptoms for glomerulonephritis.

  • What are the symptoms of glomerulonephritis?

The symptoms of glomerulonephritis are:

  • Pink or cola-colored urine due to the red blood cells present in your urine
  • Foamy urine due to excess protein
  • High blood pressure
  • Swelling evident in your face, hands, feet and abdomen
  • What causes glomerulonephritis?

Glomerulonephritis may be caused by infections such as strep throat. Other illnesses, including lupus, Goodpasture’s syndrome, Wegener’s disease, and polyarteritis nodosa may also cause glomerulonephritis.

  • How is glomerulonephritis diagnosed?

Glomerulonephritis may be diagnosed by urinalysis. A test of your urine is called a urinalysis. Urinalysis helps to find and manage a wide range of disorders or diseases like urinary tract infections, kidney disease and diabetes. A urinalysis will determine the red blood cells and red cell casts in your urine.

  • How is glomerulonephritis treated?

The doctor may prescribe medicines that lower blood pressure and will help you reduce the amount of protein that leaks into your urine.

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