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5 Stages of Diabetic Kidney Disease

5 Stages of Diabetic Kidney DiseaseDiabetic Kidney Disease refers to kidney problem caused by years of uncontrolled Diabetes. It progresses over time and the whole process is divided into 5 stages in medicine. Here, we will mainly introduce the 5 stages of diabetic kidney disease. If you have any questions about it, please leave us message below.

Diabetic kidney disease is divided into 5 stages according to pathological changes:

Stage 1 diabetic kidney disease: high GFR

Diabetic kidney disease is clinically called Diabetic Nephropathy which is resulted from diabetes, an illness marked with high blood sugar. When there is persistent high blood sugar, kidneys will work very hardly to remove them out of the body with urine. Under such a condition, GFR (Glomerlar Filtration Rate) which describe blood flow rate in kidney will become higher. Stage 1 diabetic kidney disease is marked by high GFR level.

Stage 2 diabetic kidney disease: albumin in urine

Albumin can be detected in urine when kidneys are damaged by diabetes. For people with stage 2 diabetic kidney disease, albumin excretion rate in urine increases after drastic physical exercises. In such a stage, if blood sugar can be controlled well, further kidney damages can be avoided and illness progression can be stopped successfully.

Stage 3 diabetic kidney disease: low GFG, albumin in urine and high blood pressure

In stage 3 diabetic kidney disease, GFR becomes lower than normal range, because damaged kidneys can not filter blood as well as they did before. In such a stage, besides microalbumin, patients also experience elevation of blood pressure. Persistent high blood pressure is very harmful for kidney, so controlling blood pressure in normal range is very important.

Stage 4 diabetic kidney disease: further decline of GFR and persistent microalbumin

GFR reflects kidney function and it keeps declining with the decrease of kidney function. For people with stage 4 diabetic kidney disease, their kidneys have been severely damaged, so their GFR becomes lower and lower in such a condition. Besides, as kidneys can not work well in this stage, so albumin keeps leaking into urine, so microalbumin becomes more and more serious.

Stage 5 diabetic kidney disease: kidney failure

Stage 5 is the last stage of diabetic kidney disease. In this stage, almost all the kidney function has been impaired. For life safety, dialysis or kidney transplant is usually needed by the patients, but they are not the last two treatment options. For these who still have good urine output, they can take Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy to repair some kidney damages and increase some kidney function.

Lastly, the earlier that patients take treatment, the better controlled their illness. If you want to learn about the detailed treatment method for 5 stages of diabetic kidney disease, please leave message

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