Diabetic Nephropathy is a serious complication of diabetes. Proteinuria, describes the presence of protein in urine. Then, is there any connection between Diabetic Nephropathy and proteinuria? If so, what should patients do?
Connection between protein in urine and diabetic kidney disease
In early stage of diabetic kidney disease, there are usually no obvious symptoms. However, a small amount of protein in urine can be found, which can be easily ignored as healthy kidneys allow certain amount of albumin leakage. According to the latest research, in the third stage of DN, the quantity of microalbuminuria can be 30-300mg/dL within 24hours. As the disorder progresses, long-term high blood sugar level will cause damage to the glomerular basement membrane, as a result, the GFR level decreases and proteinuria occurs.
What should patients do to treat proteinuria?
Dietary management To prevent loss of protein and lower the burden of kidneys, they should limit the intake of protein strictly. Meanwhile, the amount can be limited within 0.6-0.8g/kg per day. However, to meet the basic demand of our body, high-quality protein foods like mean meat, milk, fish, etc are necessary. Remember the amount of protein is determined by your specific condition. Wanna to know more? Please click the Live Doctor now!
Medications Generally, drugs like insulin and steroids are used to alleviate proteinuria, however, when patients encounter risk factors like cold or infection, it will relapse easily, as the underlying cause still existed.
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy As a perfect combination of TCM and osmosis device, this natural therapy can be used to degrade the extracellular matrixes and decrease blood sugar level effectively, by doing so, the fundamental problem can be solved eventually.
Tight control of blood pressure In addition to anti-hypertensive drugs, patients also need to take proper exercises and stay away from canned foods to bring blood pressure under control.
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