- About Glomerulonephritis
- Interference with Kidney Function
- Different Types
- What are the Diagnostic Tests?
- Causes of Glomerulonephritis
- Diagnosis of Glomerulonephritis
- Prevention of Glomerulonephritis
- Treatment of Glomerulonephritis
- Complications of Glomerulonephritis
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Latest Publication and Research
What is glomerulonephritis / Nephritis / Nephrotic Syndrome?
|Do You Have Any of these?|
• Blood in the urine
• Swelling of the feet, hands, around the eyes
• Dry itchy skin
• Night muscle cramps
Each kidney contains about 1-3 million nephrons and they are the functional unit of the kidney. Each nephron contains a structure called the glomerulus through which the bloodvessels pass and the waste products of the body get purified.
Glomerulonephritis is the term used to describe a group of diseases that damage the part of the kidney that filters blood. When the kidney is damaged, it cannot get rid of wastes and extra fluid in the body. If the illness continues, the kidneys may stop working completely.