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What Complications Does Diabetic Nephropathy Have

Diabetes is a disease along with many complications and Diabetic Nephropathy is one of them. Well then, what complications does Diabetic Nephropathy have?

What Complications Does Diabetic Nephropathy Have1. Kidney dysfunction

Kidney disease is progressive. Azotemia and uremia are the results.

2. Proteinuria

At the beginning, due to increased glomerular filtration pressure and changed filtration membrane charge, there will be microalbumin in urine. This is selective proteinuria and it can last for many years.

3. Decreased urination

Because of decreased kidney filtratin function, some patients will suffer from decreased urine volume.

4. Swelling

This is an early sign in Diabetic Nephropathy. Because kidneys can not cleanse extra fluid from your body. In the early stage, you can only have swelling in ankles and eyelids. After a rest, the swelling can disappear. But this swelling will develop to whole body. It indicates you have been in uremia stage.

5. High blood pressure

High blood pressure is a common symptom in kidney disease. Kidney disease can be worsened by high blood pressure. It is also an early sign of diabetic nephropathy.

6. Anemia

Patients with severe azotemia can have mild or moderate anemia. Iron supplements have no effect in anemia. The cause of anemia is erythropoiesis obstacles. It also can be related to long term of protein limitation and azotemia.

Well then, what is the treatment for diabetic nephropathy?

1. Dietary therapy

Limit potassium and protein intake properly.

Protein intake should be 0.6g-0.8g/kg bw/day. It is good to eat some fish and lean meat.

Salt should also be limited. Diabetic patients should follow a light diet. Salt intake should be within 6g per day.

Consume enough vitamins and trace elements especially vitamin B, vitamin C, zinc, calcium and iron, etc. They can protect your kidneys.

Chinese medicines

Along with dietary therapy, you also need to take Chinese medicine treatments which can treat diabetic nephropathy from the root. In our hospital, there is a series of Chinese medicine therapy including Medicated Bath, Medicated Foot Bath, Moxibustion Therapy, Medicinal Soup, Mai Kang Mixture, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Steaming Therapy, etc. They can remove toxins out to cleanse your blood and then recover renal function through dilating your blood vessels, improving blood circulation, preventing inflammation and coagulation, degrading extracellular matrix and providing nutrients. This can manage Diabetic Nephropathy radically.

The above gives you complications and treatment for diabetic nephropathy. If you have any question, you can leave a message below or send an email to We will reply you as soon as possible.

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