a chronic, painful inflammatory disease of the bladder characterized by symptoms of urgency/frequency & pain in the bladder or pelvis.
Calcium Glycerophosphate (Prelief)
is an OTC dietary supplement that alkalinizes the urine and can provide relief from the irritating effects of certain foods. For (IC/PBS)
Pentosan (Elmiron) is the only oral agent approved for the treatment of pts with symptoms of Interstitial cystitis.
Acute poststreptococcal Glomerulonephritis
most common in children and young adults. Generalized body edema preorbital, hypertension, oliguria(little urine), hematuria with a smoky or rusty apprearance, and proteinuria may occur.
an autoimmune disease with the presence of circulating antibodies against glomerular & alveolar basement membrane. Damages kidneys and lungs
Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPNG)
associated with acute renal failure where there is rapid progressive loss of renal funtion over days to weeks. Hypertension, edema, roteinuria, hematuria and RBC casts.
reflects end stage of glomerular inflammatory disease, eventually leading to chronic glomerulonephritis. Protenuria, hematuria, uremia are results of decreasing renal function. Protein and phosphate restrictions may slow the rate of progression of kidney disease.
the glomerulus is excessively permeable to plasma protein, causing proteinuria that leads to low plasma albumin & tissue edema.