- 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.