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Diabetic Nephropathy basics

Diabetic Nephropathy basics

Diabetic Nephropathy is a kidney problem which happens in people with Diabetes Mellitus. It is characterized by the following clinical syndrome:

- Elevated arterial blood pressure (see Workup)
- Persistent albuminuria (>300 mg/d or >200 μg/min) that is confirmed on at least 2 occasions 3-6 months apart
- Progressive decline in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR)

Cause

Kidneys worked to filter waste from blood by using numerous tiny blood vessels. High blood sugar will damage these vessels and the kidneys will lose the functions to do its job as well, later on. And when it cannot work well, it is called "Diabetic Nephropathy". Out of 100 people with diabetes, as many as 40 will get kidney damage.

Tests

If you have type 1 diabetes, get a urine test every year after you have had diabetes for 5 years.
If you have type 2 diabetes, start yearly testing at the time you are diagnosed with diabetes.
If your child has diabetes, yearly testing should begin when your child is 10 years old and has had diabetes for 5 years.

Prevention

How to prevent diabetes nephropathy?
- Keep your blood sugar in your target range.
- Keep your blood pressure at a target of less than 130,80mmHg.
- Take medicine as directed.
- Keep a better lifestyle--staying at a healthy weight and exercising regularly.

Risk Factors

- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol level
- smoking
- Native Americans, African Americans and Hispanics

Complication

The possible complications of Diabetic Nephropathy include:
- increased infections
- hypoglycemia (from decreased excretion of insulin)
- peritonitis (if peritoneal dialysis used)
- rapidly progressing chronic kidney failure
- severe hypertension
- coexistence of other diabetes complications
- end-stage kidney
- complications of kidney transplant
- complications of hemodialysis

At Kidney Service China, you are surrounded by nation's top physicians who are dedicated to finding the best treatment and all comprehensive supports and wellness service which aims to treat the whole person-not just the disease.

If you have been diagnosed with Diabetic Nephropathy, we're here to help. Email us: kidneyservice@hotmail.com(Monday through Sunday) to make an appointment. Or you can make a vedio consultation and get second opinion from live doctor!

Diabetic Nephropathy Symptoms

At the early stage, there are no obvious symptoms. Over time, protein may leak into the urine, causing proteinuria.

The symptoms of diabetic nephropathy include:

Edema: swelling is a common symptom of diabetic nephropathy which is often around the eyes in the morning; later general body swelling may result.

Dark urine caused by blood in the urine.

Proteinuria: your urine is foamy which is due to the protein in the urine.

Diabetic Nephropathy Symptoms

Weight gain: it is caused by fluid retention

Nausea and vomiting especially in the morning

Fatigue

Headache

Generalized itching

Short of breath, when climbing the stairs for instance

Tiredness as a result of a lack of oxygen in the blood

Diabetic nephropathy is classified into 5 stages. Each stage has different symptoms. If you have one or more of the symptoms mentioned above, you have to see a doctor to get a confirmed diagnosis. It is very important to tell your doctor your condition because they may signal other health problems.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetic nephropathy, we're here to help. Call us: +8615512139310 or email us: kidneyservice@hotmail.com(Monday through Sunday) to make an appointment. Or you can make a vedio consultation and get second opinion from live doctor!

Diabetic Nephropathy Treatment

diabetic nephropathy treatment

At Kidney Service China, our nation's top experts specialized in diabetic nephropathy are dedicated to offering the personalized treatments with least side effects on your body. A team of physicians work together and with you to give the most-advanced therapies aiming to give more chances for successful treatment and recovery.

Each patient who comes to our hospital is the focus of all specialists from International Department who regular meet and communicate to ensure the patient receive the best treatment. In Kidney Service China, you will find the latest, most-advanced technology and equipment, and a staff of highly skilled in its use. From the diagnosis to treatment, patients are the focus of a team of specialists who personalize your therapy for your unique situation. The team of medical workers closely cooperates to make sure you receive the individualized care.

If you are diagnosed with diabetic nephropathy, your doctors will discuss the best treatment. It relies on the severity of kidney damage. One or more of the following therapies may be recommended to treat diabetic nephropathy.

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a systemic treatment from the prognosis to treatment.

The accurate diagnosis is the premise of individualized treatment. Each patient who comes to Kidney Service China will receive a battery of accurate examination. Then, a team of experts meets to discus the conditions and make out a specialized treatment planning. Immunotherapy includes several therapies like Micro-Chinese Medicine and immune clearance.

Micro-Chinese Medicine

It is a kind of Traditional Chinese Medicine which is innovative therapy by nation's top experts specialized in Diabetic Nephropathy with years' research. Differentia from TCM, it is an external application not oral medicines. It is made of natural herbs which are shattered into powders packaged in two bags. Patient lie on the two bags containing effective medicine powders which can directly reach to the damaged kidneys with the help of osmosis devices.

Micro-Chinese Medicine is designed to restore kidneys by dilating blood vessels, fighting with inflammation and degrading extracellular matrix. After the several months' treatment, it can greatly improve the renal function and life quality.

Immune clearance

Immune clearance is composed of four types - immunoadsorption, plasmapheresis, hemoperfusion, and blood hemofitration. Immune clearance can completely remove the harmful and toxic substances in the body to keep the blood clean. On the other side, immune clearance can treat the serious and life-threatening symptoms in emergency. We can make out a separated immune clearance schedule according to the condition.

Medicated Bath

It is an innovative therapy for diabetic nephropathy that is similar to a bath. Effective medicines for diabetic nephropathy are put in the bath water and then patient had a bath in dipping vat for about 1-2 hours. The water of Chinese Medicated Bath is boiled by specialized worker. The time as well the medicine dose is based on the specific condition of each patient. There are nine generally nine kinds of prescriptions of Chinese medicated bath, each of them have different functions. After bath, people have hot sweats, which is the process of harmful substances removal from the body. People feel energetic and have desire to eat.

After the bath, the effective ingredients of specific herbs promote the blood circulation. More oxygen and blood will pass through kidney, blocking kidney fibrosis.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetic nephropathy, we're here to help. Email us: kidneyservice@hotmail.com(Monday through Sunday) to make an appointment. Or you can make a vedio consultation and get second opinion from live doctor!

Diabetic Nephropathy Test

Diabetic Nephropathy Test

Diabetic nephropathy is the leading cause of kidney disease in patients and affect 40% of type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients. It put people at the risk of death, mainly from cardiovascular diseases. Albumin excretion is the early sign of diabetic nephropathy. Early diagnosis improves your chances for successful treatment.

Urine test

1. U-mALB test is a test which can determine the early stage of diabetic nephropathy. MALB is an indicator of glomeurlar damage caused by diabetes. It is used to evaluate the rate of diabetic complications in diabetics. It is the indicator of kidney damage caused by diabetes.

2. The combinations of U-mALB and U-NAG test can increase the chances of diagnosing early diabetic nephropathy because in the early stage, damage to tubule occurs.

3. Control high blood pressure. High blood pressure often goes along with diabetic nephropathy. You may have high blood pressure.

Blood test

1. BUN and Serum Creatinine

They can tell how much wastes build up in the body and how well your kidneys work.

2. Blood levels of phosphorus, calcium, bicarbonate, PTH, and potassium

3. Hemoglobin

Sometimes, kidney biopsy is needed to get a confirmed diagnosis.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetic nephropathy, we're here to help. Email us: kidneyservice@hotmail.com(Monday through Sunday) to make an appointment. Or you can make a vedio consultation and get second opinion from live doctor!

Diabetic Nephropathy Lifestyle

diabetic nephropathy lifestyle

Diet plays important role on diabetic nephropathy treatment. A proper and healthy diet can help to stop progress of diabetic nephropathy. Therefore, the followings tips include ways to manage your condition nutrition while keeping you healthy and full of energy:

Protein: People with diabetic nephropathy often experience protein loss. Protein is very crucial substance which helps build cardiac muscle. It does important work like moving your legs, moving your lungs and protecting you from disease. Therefore, you should take protein properly to reduce the damage of kidneys. Generally, the protein intake should be consumed 0.6-.08g/kg weight. And patients should choose high-quality protein like eggs, milk and lean meat.

Fruit and vegetables: Patients with diabetic nephropathy can eat more fruit and vegetables which are rich in vitamins and minerals that our body needs. It is recommended that five servings of fruits and vegetables are good to your healthy.

Amino acid: patients should consume amino acid as much as possible.

Salt: it is limited for people with diabetic nephropathy especially with edema because kidneys can not filter the salts. On the other hand, it is unfavorable to control blood sugar. Limit of salt can effectively prevent the occurrence of many complications.

Calorie: when patients are stick to low protein diet, they should be supplied with enough calories to maintain the physical necessity. The intake of calories should be 30-35kilocalorie/kg weight. You can find calorie from potatoes, sweet potato, pumpkin and other foods which contain high calorie but low amount protein.

Water: How much water peoples should take is different from person to person. You can consult your doctors who will suggest how much water you should take according to your current condition.

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