Membranous nephropathy is a type of kidney disease that affects the filters in your kidneys, called glomeruli. This disease causes inflammation and damage to these filters, which can result in protein and other substances leaking out of your blood and into your urine.
The exact cause of membranous nephropathy is unknown, but it is thought to be an autoimmune disorder, meaning that your immune system mistakenly attacks the filters in your kidneys.
Symptoms of membranous nephropathy may include swelling in your legs, ankles, and feet, foamy urine, fatigue, and weight gain.
To diagnose membranous nephropathy, your doctor may perform a urine test to check for protein in your urine, a blood test to measure your kidney function, and a kidney biopsy, where a small sample of kidney tissue is taken and examined under a microscope.
Medications used to treat membranous nephropathy may include steroids, immunosuppressants, and medications to control high blood pressure and cholesterol.
The prognosis for membranous nephropathy varies depending on the severity of the disease, but many people with this condition are able to manage their symptoms and maintain good kidney function with treatment.
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