Kidney atrophy or kidney shrinkage is often caused by End Stage Renal Disease, or Kidney Failure, and this can be caused by Diabetic Nephropathy, chronic glomerulonephritis, Alport Syndrome, hypertensive kidney disease, renal repulsion rejection, etc. So you have got the answer of whether diabetes can cause renal atrophy.
How does diabetes cause renal atrophy?
There are numerous nephrons in healthy kidneys. Kidneys shrink in diabetes due to loss of nephrons. Normally, certain amount of blood flows through nephrons and is filtered by them.In Diabetes,however,high blood glucose can cause extra strain on nephrons.Over time,the nephrons will become impaired and scarred.When the number of healthy nephrons decreases, the kidneys will shrink.
What are the symptoms of renal atrophy due to diabetes?
When kidneys shrink in diabetes, they will fail to function adequately.The proteins in body will pass through nephrons and end up in urine. Fluid will build up in body, resulting in high blood pressure and edema. Left untreated, it may cause Kidney Failure, which is a life threatening condition.
How to treat renal atrophy caused by diabetes?
1. Control your blood sugar level
Since high blood sugar level is the culprit of kidney damage, controlling your blood sugar level should be the first concern. If diabetes is accompanied by high blood pressure, then to control the blood pressure level is also very important.
2. Improve kidney function
Since kidney atrophy is characterized by the loss the kidney nephrons, to improve the kidney function and protecting the remaining kidney nephrons is very important. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a natural and effective treatment that you can take. It is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and is used externally.
The patient just needs to lie on the bed, and then the medical fluid bags are placed under their kidney area. With the help of osmotic devices, the effective ingredients will permeated into the kidney lesions directly. They can expand blood vessels so as to improve blood circulation. Therefore, your kidneys can be supplied with enough oxygen and blood, which is good for repairing the damaged renal cells. By this way, your kidney function can be effectively improved.
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