Glomerulonephritis is characterized by an inflammation of the glomeruli, the tiny filtering units in the kidneys composed by blood vessels. The condition occurs when the glomeruli slowly lose their ability to filter waste and excessive water from the blood in order to produce urine. Glomerulonephritis appears in either an acute or chronic version. The symptoms are dependent on whether the glomerulonephritis is acute or chronic. Symptoms are manifold and may be characterized by fatigue, high blood pressure, swelling of the hands, feet, face, and ankles, blood and protein in the urine, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, excessive urination, fever, pain, loss of appetite, general oedema, reduced urine, and headache. Glomerulonephritis is treated with drug therapies, diet interventions, dialysis, kidney transplantation, and various interventions that control the symptoms. Herbal therapies and Homoeopathy may enter into the treatment as an addition to more conventional medicine.
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