Glomerulonephritis

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What is glomerulonephritis?

Glomerulonephritis (GN), also known as nephritic syndrome, is an inflammation of the glomeruli, structures in the kidneys that perform the first step in filtering blood to form urine. GN can damage the kidneys and lead to kidney failure.

Common symptoms reported by people with glomerulonephritis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with glomerulonephritis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with glomerulonephritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with glomerulonephritis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
loss of sex drive (libido)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with glomerulonephritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has glomerulonephritis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 9
30s 44
40s 59
50s 60
60s 37
70+ 17
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 20
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

66% Female
34% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 70
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from glomerulonephritis patients who have completed their condition history
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