Collagen disorders involving the kidneys

Collagen disorders involving the kidneys treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore

The connective tissue in your body, including your bones, skin, joints, and ligaments, is made up of collagen, and it can also be present in several foods high in protein, such as meat, fish, and poultry.

Last but not least, it's readily available as a supplement and frequently used to increase skin elasticity, ease joint discomfort, and prevent bone loss.

Many people are confused about whether collagen can impair kidney function or raise the risk of kidney stones.


A mineral deposit known as kidney stones develops in the kidneys and causes discomfort, nausea, and vomiting. However, calcium oxalate kidney stones are the most typical form of kidney stone. Many plant-based foods, including various fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains, contain the substance oxalate.

When you consume meals high in oxalate, the oxalate binds to calcium in your digestive system and is eliminated through your stool or urine. However, kidney stones can develop if a lot of oxalates enter your system through your kidneys. By increasing the absorption of oxalate, inadequate hydration or calcium intake may potentially contribute to the development of kidney stones.

Alport Syndrome

Alport syndrome is a hereditary condition that causes renal blood vessels to rupture, and it also causes hearing and vision difficulties. Alport syndrome is a type of hereditary kidney inflammation (nephritis). It is caused by a deficiency (mutation) in a gene that codes for collagen, a protein found in connective tissue.

The condition is uncommon. There are three different genetic types,

  • The most frequent kind is X-linked Alport syndrome (XLAS). Males are more severely affected than females.

  • Autosomal recessive Alport syndrome (ARAS) is a condition that affects both men and women equally.

  • The most uncommon kind is autosomal dominant Alport syndrome (ADAS). The sickness affects both men and women equally.


The kidneys are impaired in all kinds of Alport syndrome. The microscopic blood arteries in the kidney's glomeruli are damaged, and the glomeruli filter blood to produce urine and eliminate waste materials.

There are no symptoms at first. As the glomeruli get increasingly damaged, kidney function declines, and waste products and fluids accumulate in the body. Between puberty and 40, the illness might proceed to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Dialysis or a kidney transplant is required.

Symptoms of kidney disease,

  • Unusual urine colour

  • Urine with blood (which can be worsened by upper respiratory infections or exercise)

  • Back pain

  • Blood pressure is high.

  • Swelling all over the body


Collagen disorders treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore include illness monitoring and control, as well as symptom relief.

Your provider may advise you to follow a salt, fluid, and potassium-restricted diet Medicines for high blood pressure

Kidney disease is treated with,

  • Taking medications to prevent kidney damage

  • A diet that restricts sodium, water, and protein

Contact at Manipal Hospitals now for consultation. 

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