Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination and request the following tests to assess kidney function:
- Blood tests to measure the level of creatinine and urea to assess the extent of kidney damage.
- Urine tests to check the presence of blood, as well as the levels of leukocytes and proteins.
- Imaging studies such as X-rays, ultrasounds, and computed tomography to observe the kidney and identify their degree of involvement.
- Kidney biopsy to locate the origin of the inflammatory process and confirm the diagnosis.
The indicated treatment plan will be established based on the type of glomerulonephritis you suffer from, whether it is acute or chronic, the severity of the symptoms, and, of course, the direct cause.
The therapeutic purpose is to attack the original disease and prevent the progression of kidney damage.
When it comes to acute glomerulonephritis or there is already kidney failure, the available therapy is dialysis, which allows to establish control over blood pressure and eliminate fluid. However, when kidney failure is very advanced, the only option to stop receiving dialysis is a kidney transplant.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.