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Medical Causes for a Shrinking Kidney

2014-07-23 02:27


Medical Causes for a Shrinking KidneyKidney shrinkage, or kidney atrophy, refers to that kidneys are shrunk abnormally in size. For healthy adults, the kidney is 10-12 cm in length, 5-6 cm in width and 3-4 cm in thickness. What have lead to a shrunk kidney? Are there any medical causes for a shrinking kidney? Yes, there are.

Medical causes for a shrinking kidney

Kidney shrinking is a slowly progressive condition. Kidney shrinkage can be attributable to many conditions or illnesses like long standing kidney infection, renal ischemia, blockage of renal artery, reflux nephropathy and kidney failure and so on.

Besides, medicines that aggravate the kidney damage include antifungal drug, amphotericin B, and NSAIDs. As you know, some medicines can cause some side effects because the wastes or toxins the produced by medicines are discharged by kidneys. Therefore, some medicines will burden the kidneys so that makes further kidney damage. In that case, you should consult your doctor before you take any medicines.

Treatment for a shrinking kidney

Kidney shrinkage is always due to a chronic kidney disease which is caused by various factors. Therefore, the first step is to find the real cause of kidney shrinkage. Then, taking some traditional Chinese medicines to improve kidney function is very important. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is an effective treatment for kidney shrinkage. This therapy helps promote blood circulation so as to ensure more blood and oxygen to improve the kidney’s self-repairing ability. When the damaged renal tissues restore the normal function, the kidney shrinkage will be relieved.

Besides, some patients with kidney shrinkage have a history of high blood pressure and diabetes. To control their blood pressure and blood glucose (sugar) level is very necessary for preventing further damage of the kidneys.

Lastly, people with kidney shrinkage are required to have a low-salt, low-protein but high-quality protein diet. Taking moderate water and do mild exercise are also helpful.

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