The Foundation for IgA Nephropathy
This is a basic primer about IgAN - things that you should know once you have suspected IgAN or have been diagnosed with it. It is based on our experience with real questions, asked by real patients on our peer-support support group. Please note that on this website, we have attempted to organize the material in a logical sequence. The sequence of this disease is that usually, the first signs will be symptoms of the IgA nephropathy itself, such as blood and/or protein in the urine. As the disease progresses and the person starts losing significant kidney function, symptoms of chronic renal insufficiency will start developing. If this continues to progress, eventually, the person will reach end-stage renal disease. The website had been organized in that way, and you can find the appropriate sections in the index section on the left of each page.
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