There is no cure for IgA nephropathy, but treatments can help to prevent more damage to your kidneys. If you have IgA nephropathy, you should have regular tests for kidney health. Your health care provider might tell you to take a type of medicine called an ACE inhibitor or ARB to control your blood pressure and prevent protein from being lost in your urine. You might also need to change your diet and take medicine to lower your cholesterol. Your health care provider can refer you to a dietitian who can help you plan a diet that will work for you to help you lower your cholesterol.

In some cases, a medicine called an immune suppressant might be recommended. This is a type of medicine that weakens your immune system. Prednisone is an example of an immune suppressant that has been used to treat IgA nephropathy.

Work with your health care provider to choose a treatment that is right for you.