- About Glomerulonephritis
- Interference with Kidney Function
- Different Types
- What are the Diagnostic Tests?
- How is Diagnosis Made?
- Latest Publication and Research
What are the Treatment Options
available for glomerulonephritis?
Acute Form :
It may go away by itself. Sometimes you may need medication or even temporary treatment with an artificial kidney machine to remove extra fluid and control high blood pressure and kidney failure. Antibiotics are not used for acute glomerulonephritis, but they are important in treating other forms of disease related to infection. If your illness is getting worse rapidly, you may be put on high doses of medicines that affect your immune system. Sometimes, your doctor may order plasmapheresis, a special blood filtering process to remove harmful proteins from your blood.
There is no specific treatment for the chronic form of the illness. Your doctor may tell you to:
eat less protein, salt and potassium
control your blood pressure
take calcium supplements.