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How to Improve The Prognosis of Diabetic Kidney Disease

2013-04-05 16:31

How to improve the prognosis of diabetic kidney disease? Diabetic kidney disease is actually the most common cause of kidney failure, around one in five people needing dialysis has diabetic kidney disease. So improving the prognosis of diabetic kidney disease needs start from avoiding dialysis and other complications.

What is the prognosis of diabetic kidney disease?

In general, microalbuminuria is the initial symptom of kidney damage for diabetics. If you have microalbuminuria, this may clear away, especially with treatment. Here is a study followed up 386 people with microalbuminuria for six years. After the six years: In about 6 in 10 cases the albumin in the urine had gone away; in about 2 in 10 cases the microalbuminuria had progressed to proteinuria; in about 1 in 10 cases the microalbuminuria had stayed unchanged.

If you have proteinuria, over time diabetic kidney disease tends to get worse and progress to End Stage Renal Disease. However, the length of time this takes can vary and it may take years. Once the kidney function goes below a certain level, dialysis or a kidney transplant will be needed. When the condition develops ESRD, cardiovascular diseases which are the main causes of death in people with diabetic kidney disease may occur and make the prognosis of diabetic kidney disease poor.

How to improve the prognosis of diabetic kidney disease?

If you are suffering proteinuria now, then some certain medicines like ACEI, ARBs or Chinese herbal medicines will be used to eliminate proteinuria, as well as control blood pressure. While the most important thing is to repair kidney damage and enhance kidney function. Through extending blood vessels, promoting blood circulation, removing blood stasis, anti-inflammation, Chinese herbal medicines can help repair the kidney damage caused by diabetes; at the same time, they can provide the nutrition for damaged kidneys to improve the kidney function, which can effectively avoid dialysis and other complications. Of course the blood sugar control is also necessary.

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