Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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AGN Treatment

The treatment for acute glomerulonephritis depends on the underlying cause, as well as how poorly the kidneys are functioning. Mild cases of acute glomerulonephritis may resolve without treatment. Treatment is directed at the underlying cause, but also includes medications to control high blood pressure and a kidney diet to reduce the stress on the kidneys. Short-term kidney dialysis may be necessary for severe cases of glomerulonephritis that result in sudden kidney failure.

Treatment for acute glomerulonephritis may include:

AGN Diet

A diet for acute glomerulonephritis includes:

AGN Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of acute glomerulonephritis.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this problem again?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

AGN Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat acute glomerulonephritis:

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Last Updated: Jun 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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