Alport syndrome is a genetic disorder that is characterized by advanced kidney problems and hearing loss. Some of the common symptoms include blood in urine, excretion of proteins in urine and vision abnormalities such as cataract.
HOW IS ALPORT SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Nephrologists diagnose Alport syndrome through careful evaluation of signs, symptoms and family history. Hearing and vision are also tested. Blood tests, urine tests and biopsy of the kidney are diagnosis methods for Alport Syndrome.
HOW IS ALPORT SYNDROME TREATED?
This rare disorder can be treated by a nephrologist with the help of dietary alterations which should include less salt, potassium and other fluids. Also, the patient can be given medicines that can control hypertension.
DID YOU KNOW?
The diagnosis of Alport Syndrome affects multiple family members and it gets mandatory for all members to be screened for the disease. Early diagnosis will help avoid kidney failure. Medicines and treatments can help delay the kidney failure.