Glomerulonephritis describes a number of conditions that all include an inflammation of the kidney structure (the glomerulus). It can occur exclusively in the kidneys (primary glomerulonephritis) or it can develop as a result of different other illnesses (secondary glomerulonephritis).
Glomerulonephritis describes an inflammation of the kidney structure, the so called glomerulus, based on various causes. It can be differentiated either in primary or secondary glomerulonephritis. The inflammation damages the glomerulus in a way that they can’t function anymore, and the kidney function decreases further. The final stage is mandatory dialysis. It is possible that the course of the disease is much milder and without any symptoms, so that it may only be diagnosed by chance.
Patients often notice blood in the urine after a harmless upper respiratory infection. High blood pressure and swollen ankles are also common. In some cases, eyes and inner ear can also be affected.
The doctor will suspect glomerulonephritis when hearing about the symptoms. Ultrasound-, blood- and urine testing will substantiate this suspicion. In most cases, a kidney puncture will be conducted to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment can basically be only symptomatic. Only the acute (streptococci-) glomerulonephritis can be cured with bed-rest, physical rest and antibiotics.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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