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Glomerular Disease

What is Glomerular Disease?

Glomerular Disease affects the filtering function of the kidney, the glomeruli. Many diseases can cause Glomerula Disease but the leading cause is diabetic nephropathy. Patients with the disease within the kidney itself, in particular with blood (hematuria) and protein (albuminuria or proteinuria) in the urine require a careful work-up as many such diseases are chronic. Proper treatment may abolish the disease completely or reduce the disease activity and thus, slow the progression of chronic kidney disease.

What are the signs & symptoms of Glomerular Disease?

Symptoms include:

  • Foamy urine
  • Pink urine
  • High blood pressure
  • Swelling in the face, hands, ankles or feet
How is Glomerular Disease diagnosed?

Special blood tests are sometimes needed, and a kidney biopsy is often required to make the diagnosis.

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