Glomerulonephritis is the inflammation of tiny filters in the kidneys. Glomeruli remove excess fluid, electrolytes and waste from your bloodstream and pass them into your urine. It can be acute. It is also known as glomerular disease.
The symptoms depend on whether you have acute or chronic form. It also depends upon the cause of the disease. Pink or cola-colored urine from red blood cells in your urine (hematuria) Foamy urine due to excess protein (proteinuria) High blood pressure (hypertension) Fluid retention (edema) with swelling evident in your face, hands, feet and abdomen Fatigue from anemia or kidney failure.
Treatment and Statistics
Treatment of the disease depends on the form of disease, the underlying cause of the disease and the type and severity of signs and symptoms. More than 310 people per every 100,000 die of cardiovascular diseases each year in Germany, compared to 256 for every 100,000 people in the United States and 245 people for every 100,000 in the United Kingdom.