Treatment for Glomerulonephritis

The treatment for Glomerulonephritis completely depends on the cause of the condition. If the condition has been caused due to an infection, treating the infection may usually be able to reverse glomerulonephritis. Treatment of the infection may also depend on the severity of the symptoms of glomerulonephritis. There are other conditions such as high blood pressure, which are also associated with Glomerulonephritis. However, hypertension is usually very hard to control and treat. One of the first and most critical parts of treatment of Glomerulonephritis is controlling of high blood pressure.

The first step to treatment of this condition is through medication. The doctor may recommend blood pressure medications. Other medications prescribed by the doctor may include corticosteroids and immunosuppressant medications.

Doctors may sometimes recommend a procedure known as plasmapheresis. This is a procedure in which the fluid part of the blood containing the antibodies is replaced with donated plasma or other fluids that do not contain any antibodies. If the condition has been caused due to changed immunity or autoimmune disorders, removal of antibodies may help reduce the inflammation in the kidneys.

In addition to these treatments, doctors may also recommend a change in diet, specifically to limit the intake of fluids, sodium and proteins among other substances that may aggravate the condition. Patients may also have to monitor their own health very closely to watch out for any signs of kidney failure. Eventually, dialysis or kidney transplant may be required.