Treating GN can help preserve kidney function and improve overall health.
Once a person is diagnosed with GN, they will receive care from a doctor who specializes in kidney disease (nephrologist), as well as other members of a care team (e.g., nurses, social workers).
As GN is caused by the immune system and related inflammation, medication is often required to reduce immune activity. It is important that people living with GN maintain overall health, especially when it comes to managing blood pressure, swelling, and cholesterol. Your kidney care team can help develop an individualized treatment plan for you.
For individuals and their loved ones in BC who are living with GN, the sections on this page provide links to additional information and resources on GN and how it is managed. In the near future, we will be adding information on how to find support and connect with other people in BC facing a similar life situation.