Kidney disease, also known as nephropathy or renal disease, is damage to or disease of a kidney. Nephritis is inflammatory kidney disease. Nephrosis is non inflammatory nephropathy. Kidney disease usually causes kidney failure (renal failure) to more or less degree, with the amount depending on the type of disease. Causes of kidney disease include deposition of the IgA antibodies in the glomerulus, administration of analgesics, xanthine oxidase deficiency, toxicity of chemotherapy agents, and long-term exposure to lead or its salts.
HOW IS NEPHROPATHY DIAGNOSED?
This disease is diagnosed by a general physician who would do an ultrasound to check for kidney damage.
HOW IS NEPHROPATHY TREATED?
Treatment of neuropathy largely depends on the kind of infection or disease one has. NSAIDs are given to relieve the pain along with medications to improve kidney functions. In some cases, dialysis or kidney transplant becomes mandatory as there is too much damage to the area already. The earlier it is diagnosed, the higher are the chances of success.
DID YOU KNOW?
People who have nephropathy are advised against taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as these medicines may further stress the kidneys.