There may be no way to prevent most forms of glomerulonephritis. However, here are some steps that may be beneficial:

  • Seek prompt treatment of a strep infection causing a sore throat or impetigo.
  • To prevent infections that can lead to some forms of glomerulonephritis, such as HIV and hepatitis, follow safe-sex guidelines and avoid intravenous drug use.
  • Control high blood pressure, which lessens the likelihood of damage to your kidneys from hypertension.
  • Control your blood sugar to help prevent diabetic nephropathy.
March 28, 2014