Kidney Shrinkage or Kidney Atrophy, refers to a condition where the kidney is smaller that normal size. Is kidney shrinkage a big problem? Let’s take a look at.
Normal size of kidneys
For healthy adults, their kidneys are 10-12 cm in length, 5-6 cm in width and 3-4 cm in thickness. If your kidneys are smaller than the size, it means you have Kidney Shrinkage.
Causes of kidney shrinkage
Kidney shrinks when large amounts of nephrons lose. These nephrons are functioning parts, such as glomeruli and renal tubules, where filtration and urine formation occur.
Many factors can lead to kidney shrinkage. Whether kidney shrinkage is a big problems depends on the causes of kidney damage, severity of kidney problems, age and physical health of patients, and symptoms or complications of kidney damage.
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Symptoms of Kidney Shrinkage
Common symptoms of kidney shrinkage may include swelling, fatigue, proteinuria, hematuria, anemia, back pain, nausea or vomiting and high blood pressure, etc. Some people may have other problems, since cases differ from person to person.
Treatment for kidney shrinkage
On one hand, medicines are necessary to control some serious abnormal levels such as high creatinine and BUN (blood urea nitrogen) and high blood pressure or blood sugar level. Protein leakage is also an problem that can be relieved by some steroids. However, you should be very cautious about the doses. Consult your doctor for suggestions.
On the other hand, treatment should aim at repairing damaged renal tissues. This is to prevent from further damage on renal tissues. Therefore, I recommend you to take Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, which is an innovation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). These medicines are very natural and effective for improving blood circulation and enhancing kidney function. It can treat Kidney Shrinkage from the root, so it is more and more popular among kidney disease patients.
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