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How to Prevent Diabetic Nephropathy Developing Kidney Failure

2013-01-15 16:44

How to prevent Diabetic Nephropathy developing Kidney Failure? Diabetic Nephropathy is a common Diabetes complication. It is the leading cause of kidney disease in patients starting renal replacement therapy. Diabetic Nephropathy is defined by the presence of proteinuria >0.5g/24 h. If the Diabetic Nephropathy is not controlled well, Kidney Failure will occur. While the healthy diet and efficient treatment can help prevent Diabetic Nephropathy developing Kidney Failure.

What are the diet principles for Diabetic Nephropathy patients?

1. Control vegetable protein intake. Vegetable protein contains much purine base, which can aggravate the burden on kidneys, and fish, shrimp and lean meat are the good choices.

2. Control salt intake. Most of Diabetic Nephropathy patients have swelling and blood pressure with varying degrees, so the amount of salt in a day should less than 5g.

3. Limit fat. Avoid foods containing high cholesterol and saturated fatty acid, and plant oil is a good choice.

4. Foods with high fiber should be chosen, wheat starch can improve nitrogen quality retention for it contains low protein.

5. Low calcium high phosphorus is common to be seen in patients with Diabetic Nephropathy. So the low-phosphorous diet is a right choice.

6. Patients with renal insufficiency should avoid the foods containing high potassium.

What is the efficient treatment for Diabetic Nephropathy patients?

Apart from the reasonable diet and the corresponding medicines treating some symptoms of Diabetic Nephropathy like high blood sugar, high blood pressure, swelling, proteinuria and etc, the most important thing is to repair the kidney damage, save the current kidney function and then enhance the kidney function further. Chinese herbal medicines can repair the kidney damage through functions of anti-coagulation, anti-inflammation, degradation, expanding blood vessels, promoting blood circulation, removing blood stasis and providing nutrition for damaged kidneys. As long as kidney function can be enhanced, Kidney Failure and dialysis are likely to be avoided.

In general, patients with Diabetic Nephropathy take dialysis earlier than those with other kinds of kidney diseases when Kidney Failure comes. What is your condition now? Remember that we will be here helping deal with your any follow-up questions about Diabetic Nephropathy freely.

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