Glomerular Diseases

There are many diseases that affect the functioning of the kidney by affecting the Glomeruli. Glomeruli are the small elements that are found inside the kidney where the blood is purified. The Glomeruli disease occurs because of a variety of causes.
 They can be categorized in two important ways:-

  • Glomerulonephritis (gloh-MEHR-yoo-loh-nef-RY-tis) -The membrane tissue on the sides of the kidney functions just like a filter. This divides harmful and excess liquid present in the blood. The swelling of this membrane is known as Glomerulonephritis.

Glomerulosclerosis (gloh-MEHR-yoo-loh-skleh-ROH-sis) -Glomerulosclerosis means the creation of marks or scratches and tightening of small vessels of the blood that are present inside the kidney.

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