Causes And Treatment Of Glomerular Disease Essay

1833 Words May 17th, 2016 8 Pages
Glomerular Disease, also known as glomerulonephritis or “bright’s disease”, is an “inflammation of the glomeruli, which are structures in the kidneys made up of tiny blood vessels”(Kim, 2015). The purpose of the glomeruli is to filter out wastes and other excess fluids out of the body. Glomerulonephritis is a very serious illness as the kidneys are an essential organ. If the kidneys no longer work properly, a person will experience kidney failure which can lead to multiple issues such as kidney dialysis, a kidney transplant, and even death(Kim, 2015). Glomerulonephritis can have either an acute onset, which means that a person will develop this illness quickly or it can be a chronic onset, which means a person will either have this illness for a long period of time or this illness will be a recurring illness. Glomerulonephritis can either be genetic or secondary to another infection. To diagnosis glomerulonephritis, the doctor will need to receive a patient history, perform a physical examination of the patient, order a urine specimen, further lab work being done, and they may need to order different types of X-ray imaging. The cause, symptoms and treatment of glomerulonephritis are dependent on whether or not the illness is acute or chronic.

Glomerular Disease Glomerulonephritis was first discovered in the middle of the 20th century while nephritis(inflammation of the kidneys) dates back to the early 19th century. The connotation of both conditions differed…

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