Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA/Wegener’s) affects the upper (sinuses and nose), and lower (lungs), respiratory system and often involves the kidneys, lungs, eyes, ears, throat, skin and other body organs. For unclear reasons, blood vessels in affected areas may become inflamed, and clusters of certain cells (granulomas) may occur is the act of the blood being obstructed, slowed down, or otherwise made unusable. There is a popular misconception that it is due to poor diet and lifestyle choices, bad nutrition choices, or the problems of chronic diseases that affect the kidneys in turn however this is untrue.
Kidney diseases affect the way people digest food, repel body waste, and more, and they can be serious and affect the quality of life of a patient very severely if left untreated.
Causes of Wegener’s Granulomatosis
In some cases, Wegener’s Granulomatosiss are genetic and passed down by genes among relatives. If a relative in your past had Wegener’s Granulomatosis, science suggests it may look as though it is more likely for you, too, to deal with Wegener’s Granulomatosiss, obstructed kidneys, and poor kidney health. From its discovery as a rare disease, until today, most indicators point to some form of infection as the most likely cause, and there is research underway to perhaps answer this question. GPA/Wegener’s can occur at any age. It most often diagnosed around the age of 40 to 50 years of age old equally between males and females Caucasians.
Symptoms of Wegener’s Granulomatosis
Symptoms of Wegener’s Granulomatosis can include obstructions of the urine and bowels, as occasionally Wegener’s Granulomatosis can create problems passing waste and excrement. Most often, though, symptoms involve inflamed blood vessels that make the blood harder to flow throughout the body in due time. Related, Wegener’s Granulomatosis sufferers experience poor waste management in their bodies, which slows them down, makes them lethargic, and makes their bodies much less efficient.
Unchecked, Wegener’s Granulomatosis can be very damaging to the human body, and depending on the patient and severity of the disease, it can be fatal. Therefore, it’s critical that all patients who are experiencing Wegener’s Granulomatosis to be checked out by medical professionals in order to get adequate treatment for the disorder.
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