Immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy is a very common kidney disease and does not cause death. It is a disease that causes blood and protein to be spilled into the urine and can progress to end stage kidney disease whereby dialysis and transplantation may be needed. You can learn more about IgA nephropathy on our web site at: https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/iganeph
I suggest that you discuss this with your nephrologist and see what may be indicated for treatment of your disease. It is important to know if you are spilling any protein in your urine.