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Glomerulonephritis Treatment in Spain

Hospitals and medical centers in Spain performing Glomerulonephritis Treatment.
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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Glomerulonephritis is treated at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Glomerulonephritis is treated at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Listed urologist:

Dr. Juan Arocena Garcia

Head of The Urology Unit

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Glomerulonephritis is treated at HM Hospitales

Clinica La Luz

The largest private hospital in Madrid, with over one hundred physicians providing tertiary medical services in over thirty medical specialties. The hospital is equipped to deal with the most complex of conditions, including oncology, neurosurgery and cardiac surgery.

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Glomerulonephritis is treated at Clinica La Luz

Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.

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Glomerulonephritis is treated at HGC

Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Glomerulonephritis is treated at Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Glomerulonephritis is treated at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Glomerulonephritis is treated at Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Glomerulonephritis is treated at Hospital Quirón Madrid

Listed urologist:

Dr. José Manuel Rodríguez Luna

Head of Division of Urology

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About Glomerulonephritis Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is glomerulonephritis?

Glomerulonephritis is the damage to the glomeruli (tiny blood vessels form structures) in your kidneys. Nephritis and nephritic syndrome are terms that may also be used.


Types
  • Acute glomerulonephritis: This type develops suddenly and most times gets better on its own. However, treatment may be required if the symptoms do not go away.
  • Chronic glomerulonephritis: This type may develop over several years without any noticeable symptoms. Often, it is diagnosed when urine or blood tests are carried out for another reason.

Causes

This illness is usually caused by immune system problems. However, in most cases the cause is unknown. The following are some conditions that may increase the risk or cause glomerulonephritis:

  • History of cancer
  • Infections such as viruses, abscesses or strep throat
  • Lymphatic system or blood disorders
  • Amyloidosis
  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
  • Wegener’s disease
  • Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Heavy use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin
  • Goodpasture syndrome
  • Henoch-Sconlein purpura
  • Lupus nephritis

Signs and symptoms include:
  • Blood in the urine, stools or vomit
  • Foamy or frothy urine
  • Edema-swelling of the face eyes, feet, ankles abdomen or legs
  • Coughing and shortness of breath
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue, muscle and joint aches

Diagnostic tests include:
  • Blood test: You blood may be drawn to test creatinine (a substance produced by your muscles and removed from your blood by the kidneys) level. If the creatinine level is high, it's an indication that your kidneys are not working normally. Special blood tests may be carried out to tests for specific infections.
  • Urine test: Special strips are dipped into a sample of your urine. If the strip changes color, it shows that there is protein or blood in your urine. To accurately measure the amount of protein or blood cells, your urine may be sent to a laboratory.
  • Kidney ultrasound: High-frequency sound waves are used to create an image of your kidneys which a specialist looks at and interprets. This is usually done before a kidney biopsy is done.
  • Kidney biopsy: If the illness is suspected, a biopsy may be done. The sample is examined in a laboratory.

Treatment

Treatment will depend on the symptoms you have and the cause of your condition. In most cases, treatment is not always necessary but is usually effective when given.

  • Dietary changes:You should reduce intake of fluids and foods containing a high amount of salt and potassium. This will help control your blood pressure and regulate n amount of fluid in your body.Quit smoking: Smoking may worsen glomerulonephritis and increases the risk of stroke and heart disease.
  • Immunosuppressants: Although it is an effective way of treating glomerulonephritis it may increase your risk of other infections.
  • Other medication: Individual symptoms may sometimes be treated such as edema, high blood pressure, high cholesterol level.
  • Plasma exchange:This is done when the glomerulonephritis is severe. It involves substituting some of the plasma in your blood.
  • Kidney dialysis: This involves a machine that takes over the kidney’s job and removes waste products from your body.
  • Kidney transplant: A healthy donor kidney surgically replaces your own kidney.

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