What Is Kidney Shrinkage Treatment2012-12-19 16:56
Most often, kidney shrinkage occurs when various kidney diseases, such as renal failure, impair the kidney tissues especially the glomeruli. As part of glomeruli and kidney tubules are damaged, kidneys are unable to do their work normally and shrink gradually. The kidney shrinkage treatment plays an important role to prevent the further damage to kidney function.
If left kidney shrinkage untreated, what will happen?
Generally, if one kidney is small but the other is completely normal, it is usually possible to live a normal life without any problems, but in some cases one kidney shrinkage can cause high blood pressure and other complications. However, if both kidneys shrink, it may develop renal failure. The prompt kidney shrinkage treatment is able to help slow or stop this progression. The earlier you get the treatment, the better your condition will be.
What is the kidney shrinkage treatment?
Surgical removal of a small kidney is often performed, but is not always necessary. In the view of pathology, inflammations and some other factors attack the kidney and cause the process of kidney fibrosis. Over time, the kidney parenchymal will be damaged and then kidney shrinkage occurs. Therefore, to block the progression of kidney fibrosis and repair the impaired kidney parenchymal is the key to treat kidney shrinkage.
To block the progression of kidney fibrosis, some medications such as immunosuppressive are needed. Another treatment is to kill the myofibroblast and swallow those waste substances built in the body. Blocking the progression of kidney fibrosis is able to help repair the impaired kidney function. The final treatment aims at repairing the kidney function, through a technology called immune adjustment. With these three steps of treatment, the kidney shrinkage can be stopped or at least slowed.
The correct doses of medications and the detailed treatment vary, depending on your specific condition. Therefore, you can consult your doctor or leave your questions in the form below to get the answer.