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What is Chronic Glomerulonephritis?

Description of the Disease

Chronic glomerulonephritis is an inflammatory disease that affects the kidney's glomeruli. It progresses over a long period of time and can lead to a gradual loss of kidney function.


  • Chronic glomerulonephritis can be classified as primary or secondary, depending on the cause of its occurrence.
  • It is also subdivided by the type of inflammation and other characteristics.


Symptoms of chronic glomerulonephritis may include swelling, protein in the urine, high blood pressure, weakness, fatigue, and other signs of kidney dysfunction.


Causes of chronic glomerulonephritis can be diverse, including genetic factors, infections, exposure to toxic substances, and others.


Diagnosing the disease involves analyzing urine and blood, ultrasound examination of the kidneys, kidney tissue biopsy, and other methods.


Treatment may include medication therapy, diet, blood pressure control, dialysis, or kidney transplantation.


Prevention of chronic glomerulonephritis includes maintaining a healthy lifestyle, timely treatment of infections, blood pressure and sugar control, and regular preventive medical care.


For the diagnosis and treatment of chronic glomerulonephritis, it is necessary to consult a nephrologist or urologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.