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Chinese Medicines for IgA Nephropathy

2012-10-28 17:11

IgA Nephropathy is characterized by its immune complexes named Immunoglobulin A deposited in glomerular basilar membrane. The disease is a major cause accounting for ESRD (End-stage Renal Disease) nowadays. No clear causes and its pathology have known till now. Other than western medicines, Chinese medicines take good effect for the disease and have almost no side effect. Read on if you are interested.

IgA Nephropathy belongs to the mass formed by blood stasis in Chinese medicines. Why the disease attacks? In traditional Chinese medicine, the IgAN is caused by poor health, deficiency of vital energy or deficiency of both Qi and Yin. Exogenous pathogenic factors, this is what TCM regards, same thing as pathogenic factors in western medicine, attack. The function of lung, spleen and kidney are affected accordingly. Simply, one’s own physical condition and inducing factor are the two major causes for IgA Nephropathy. Be more exact, physical condition refers to spleen and kidneys are both deficient, while the inducing factors include flu, unhealthy lifestyle and bad moods. It is really hard to explain the theory of Chinese medicine by English since Chinese and western medicines have its own theories.

The IgA Nephropathy is divided into two major categories, which are acute-outbreak period and chronic delayed period. For patients with IgAN who is in acute-outbreak period, Yinqiao powder combing xiaojiyinzi, while for those in chronic delayed period, zhibaidihuang pills, pill of six ingredients with rehmannia or Yanourish remedy will be used due to individualized conditions. One thing requires your attention is that those drugs won’t be all adopted; instead, personalized illness condition will be carefully evaluated deciding which kind of drugs will be adopted.

The advantages of Chinese medicine for IgA Nephropathy

Unlike western medicine, TCM put more focus on the whole system. Improving one’s physical condition, preventing the occurrence of inducing factors could possibly stop hematuria and proteinuria from happening. TCM has the fewest side effects and could promote the systemic physical condition and boost one’s immunity.

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