DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY

In an observation, we came to know that 25% of the diabetic patient eventually develop kidney diseases. Diabetic nephropathy affects the kidney in such a way that it looses its ability to do their normal duty removal waste extra fluid out of the body. The only way and the best way to prevent diabetic nephropathy is to maintain and exceptionally good and balanced lifestyle.

Treating Diabetic Nephropathy: Which Way Forward in Patient Care?

If a diabetic patient will not maintain a nice and healthy lifestyle sometimes this disease can cause early kidney failure. At this stage your treatment options are dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Almost all patients with type 1 diabetes develop some evidence of functional change in the kidneys within two to five years of the diagnosis. About 30 to 40 percent progress to more serious kidney disease, usually within about 10 to 30 years.

The function of the kidneys is assessed in different ways, using both clinical criteria such as the development of symptoms, as well as measurements using urine tests, blood tests and medical imaging.

Diabetic nephropathy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Function of a healthy kidney include maintaining a person’s fluid balance, maintaining an acid-base balance, regulating electrolytes including sodium, potassium and other electrolytes, clearing toxins, regulating blood pressure and regulating hormones, such as erythropoietin and activation of vitamin D.

Early Symptoms :

(1) Worsening blood pressure.

(2) Swelling of feet, eyes, hands.

(3) Excessive need to urinate.

(4) Confusion and having difficulty in concentrating.

(5) Loss of appetite.

(6) Vomiting.

(7) Nausea.

(8) Always feeling lazy.

(9) Itching in the body.

Screening for Kidney Disease - Diabetic Nephropathy Screening

In out of these (9) symptoms, you quality for atleast (3) of them it time to see a doctor for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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